3 Types of Organizations Buying New EHRs in 2013

There are three types of organizations that will be purchasing new electronic health record systems in 2013, according to a Med City News report.

1. The new EHR adopter. Buying a new EHR system is not cheap, and hence, many smaller physician practices have held out on investing in a new one. However, government mandates and incentives are forcing providers to overcome their resistance to EHRs. While some larger organizations need to adopt new EHRs, the majority of new adopters will most likely be small provider organizations.

2. The acquired converter. Larger practices, which boast a high adoption rate, have increasingly been switching vendors. One reason for this is the consolidation that is occurring throughout the healthcare system. As acquisitions and mergers increase, organizations will have an increasing need to be able to communicate clinical information between existing applications as well as convert data from one vendor's EHR to another.

3. The disgruntled replacer. The last purchaser archetype comprises the providers that are dissatisfied with their EHR systems. Some of these providers have chosen a vendor based on price and have outgrown their current EHR capabilities, while others have chosen an EHR system that is not a good fit for their organization. These providers will be looking to buy new EHR systems in the coming year.

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