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February 23, 2015
Contact: Joshua Schneck
KLAS
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josh@snowcommunications.com

Epic vs. Cerner competition heats up

OREM, Utah - Feb. 23, 2015 - Stiffer competition between key vendors is causing a growing number of providers to be undecided about which EMR to purchase when looking to make a buying decision. In the KLAS acute care EMR purchasing plans report released today, researchers found that even though providers have fewer choices due to market contraction, they are less likely to have made up their minds about which system to buy when evaluating future purchases.

Energy in the market is being driven largely by legacy customers looking to make a purchasing decision. This report shines a light on which companies are under consideration by providers looking to make a decision and what is fueling that consideration.

"The competition between Epic and Cerner is closer than it has been in years past as customers determine their future purchasing plans. This has left twice as many facilities "up for grabs" as there were last year," said report author Coray Tate. "The lion's share of the remaining customer mindshare is split between MEDITECH and McKesson, pretty consistently along partisan lines."

Authored by Coray Tate and Colin Buckley, the report is entitled "Acute Care EMR Purchasing Plans 2015: New Energy in a More Competitive Market." For access to the report visit KLAS online at klasresearch.com/reports. The report is available to healthcare providers and vendors.

About KLAS 
KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.

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