What EHR vendor should the VA adopt? Black Book weighs in

Cerner is the most qualified EHR vendor to deliver on President Donald Trump's goals for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a Black Book report.

Last month, VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, said the department was still deciding whether to move forward with its homegrown VistA EHR platform or to replace it with a commercial offering. With this decision in mind, Black Book sought to determine which of the major EHR vendors was a best fit for the VA.

Black Book reviewed survey responses from more than 30,000 inpatient and ambulatory EHR users to determine how five commercial EHR vendors — Epic, Cerner, Allscripts, Meditech and athenahealth — stacked up on 24 key performance indicators.

The company also considered how the vendors faired on four of President Trump's VA-related goals: enhancing health access and satisfaction, addressing the opioid epidemic, innovating government agencies and improving government business processes.

Here's how the five EHR vendors performed on Black Book's scale, with 10 being the highest number of points a vendor could receive.

1. Cerner: 9.14

2. Allscripts: 8.91

3. Epic: 8.17

4. Athenahealth: 7.89

5. Meditech: 7.66

Click here to view the report.

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