Providers outside the U.S. consider Cerner more than any other EMR vendor - Cover
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December 09, 2015
Contact: Joshua Schneck

Providers outside the U.S. consider Cerner more than any other EMR vendor

Report also looks at purchasing considerations for imaging

In a newly published KLAS report entitled "Global HIT Trends: Which Vendors are Providers Betting On?" KLAS interviewed providers around the world to better understand their EMR purchasing plans. From the providers interviewed, KLAS found Cerner is more seriously considered than any other EMR vendor across all regions interviewed. This is due to Cerner’s large global footprint, their strong functionality and their  flexibility in contracting and implementation.

In the most active EMR purchasing market, the UK, Cerner also leads in total consideration at 71%, while Allscripts and MEDITECH had the largest year-over-year increase for being seriously considered. Outside of the UK in mainland Europe and Ireland, providers consider Epic almost 20% more than any other vendor, and Epic is looked at in 73% of those EMR deals.

"Providers globally are focused on adopting and upgrading EMR solutions at a higher rate than ever before," said Jeremy Goff, KLAS research director. "Providers who are tasked with making that decision want to know which vendors are being considered most in their region."

In addition to exploring EMRs, the report also explored which imaging vendors are being considered by providers throughout the world. KLAS found that 50% of providers looking to implement or replace a picture archiving and communications system (PACS) are strongly considering GE, and 44% are considering Carestream.

A copy of the two-page summary of “Global HIT Trends: Which Vendors are Providers Betting On?” is attached. PLEASE NOTE: KLAS does not allow the publication of a link to this report summary. For questions about the report, media can contact Tamara Castellano at

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