Top EMR Vendors – Solo Physician Practice – Black Book Rankings

Posted on August 19, 2011 I Written By

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I’m always interested in ways to try and differentiate the various EMR and EHR vendors. I’m completely sympathetic with doctors who are sorting through the 300+ EMR Companies in the marketplace. Most doctors I know, don’t want to become software selection experts or at least don’t want to spend their free time doing it.

However, it’s amazing the various services out there that try and capitalize on this need that doctors have to narrow down the field of EHR vendors. I think that’s basically what the Black Book EMR Rankings (listed on Amazon even) are basically doing with their EHR rankings. Yes, I know Black Book’s been around for a while, but I just saw it again and had to post.

They try and say that they sent the survey out to 70,000 “physician leaders and non-clinical administrators of publicly traded hospital corporations, private hospitals, academic medical institutions, multispecialty medical group practices, small and multiple physician practices, hospitalist groups, emergency departments, institutional members and officers of various healthcare/medical and IT professional organizations, subscribers of our media partners and previously validated survey participants.”

The problem is that they only received “4502 validated respondents ranked 174 EMR suppliers.”[emphasis mine] I’m not a statistics guru, but I wouldn’t be putting my EMR selection on an average of 25 responses per EMR. Plus, for many EMR it was likely much lower than 25. Not to mention, they only had responses from 174 companies. What about the other 126+ EHR vendors that had 0 responses?

Plus, the Black Book breaks it down even further by size of practice. They have 6 categories in just the ambulatory side. That’s an average of just over 4 responses per EHR vendor per category size. Although, it’s less since they have a bunch of acute care categories as well.

When you look at the list, I see a lot of the major EHR companies and a bunch of companies I’ve never heard of before. Not to mention there are a lot of big time EHR players from companies that Black Book probably has never heard about that aren’t on the list.

Unfortunately, there’s no real quality source to differentiate the various EHR companies. If there was I’d shout it from the rooftops (or at least my blog). Until then, the only solution is the work of reviewing your needs and evaluating the various EHR software yourself.

Since I’m sure many will wonder what EHR vendors made the Black Book list, here’s the list of Top Ambulatory EHR companies by practice size after the break:
TOP RANKED AMBULATORY EMR SOFTWARE VENDORS: 1 PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
Abraxas Medical Solutions Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
AmazingCharts.com
Aprima Medical Software Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
Business Computer Applications
Connexin Software
eClinicalWorks Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
Eclipsys
Greenway Medical Technologies Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
Health IT Services Group
Henry Schein MicroMD
MDTablet
Medical Communications Systems
Medical Software Technology
MedNet System
NextGen Healthcare Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
Nuesoft
Point and Click Solutions
Practice Fusion
Pulse Systems Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
Sage Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
SOAPware Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo

TOP RANKED AMBULATORY EMR SOFTWARE VENDORS: 2-5 PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
ABEL Medical Software
Abraxas Medical Solutions Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
Acrendo
Advanced Data Systems
Allscripts Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
AmazingCharts.com Inc
Aprima Medical Software Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
eClinicalWorks Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
e-MDs
GE Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
Greenway Medical Technologies Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
Healthland
HealthPort
Intivia
McKesson
Medflow
NextGen Healthcare Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
Praxis
Secure Infosys
SOAPware Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo

TOP RANKED AMBULATORY EMR SOFTWARE VENDORS: 6-25 PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
Allscripts Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
Aprima Medical Software Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
Cerner
ChartLogic
CureMD
eClinicalWorks Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
e-MDs
GE Healthcare Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
gloStream
Greenway Medical Technologies Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
McKesson
Medappz
Medflow
Meditab
meridian EMR
NexTech
NextGen Healthcare Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
OmniMD
Sequel Systems Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
SOAPware Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo

TOP RANKED AMBULATORY EMR SOFTWARE VENDORS:26-99 PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
Abraxas Medical Solutions Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
Aprima Medical Software Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
athenahealth Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
BizMatics
eClinicalWorks Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
Epic Systems Corporation
Greenway Medical Technologies Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
iSALUSLSS Data Systems
Management Plus
McKesson
MedConnect
Meridian
NextGen Healthcare Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
Nightingale
Pulse Systems Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
Sage Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
Sequel Systems Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
SSIMED
SuiteMed

TOP RANKED AMBULATORY EMR SOFTWARE VENDORS: 100-249 PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
Abraxas Medical Solutions Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
AllMeds
athenahealth Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
BizMatics
Cerner
Eclipsys
Epic Systems Corporation
GE Healthcare Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
Ingenix
iSALUSLSS Data Systems
McKesson
MedInformatix
Nightingale Informatix Corporation
Noteworthy Medical Systems
Prime Clinical Systems
Sage Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
Sequel Systems Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
SuccessEHS
SuiteMed

TOP RANKED AMBULATORY EMR SOFTWARE VENDORS: 250+ PHYSICIAN PRACTICE
Abraxas Medical Solutions Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
Allscripts Professional Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
Allscripts Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
BizMatics
Cerner
CureMD
Eclipsys
Epic Systems Corporation
GE Healthcare Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
Ingenix
Integritas
iSALUS
KeyMedical
LSS Data Systems
MED 3000
NextGen Healthcare Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
Practice Partner/Practice Complete
Sage Get Price of EMR Vendor EMR Vendor Demo
SuiteMed
Universal EMR

Going through this list makes me want to look up a number of these companies. I’m sure each one has an interesting story. I’d love to learn more about their EHR story.

Note: Demo and Price links provide by Medical Software Advice