‘New’ Hospital EMRs –Implications for Provider Databases

A recent report by the Klas Research organization revealed that the two major hospital EMR vendors, Epic and Cerner, took a combined 60% market share of all new hospital EMR systems purchases in 2013. And Epic has passed Meditech in overall number of hospital EMR systems installed, topping over 1,000 hospitals.

Installation of a new hospital EMR involves a series of complicated steps depending on the interfaces or connections of the EMR system to other hospital systems and what capabilities are packaged within the EMR. One of the factors that is often overlooked in successful implementation is the porting of legacy provider databases and the ongoing maintenance of provider databases in the new system. No matter what enhanced capabilities are included in the EMR, if it rests on a foundation of outdated legacy databases and outdated data maintenance processes, its effectiveness will be diminished. These databases are the key not only for accurate billing and record keeping, but more importantly in communicating the ‘coordination of care’ required in and out of the hospital network.

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