As any reader of this blog would know, there may be more EMR rankings out there than there are EMRs themselves. Of course, some lists are taken more seriously than others — KLAS comes to mind — but these days, with the money flowing, virtually everyone who can make a PDF is dipping an oar into the EMR ranking game.
The following list, from a a site called Business-Software.com, is particularly cute in that it would appear to be entirely bought and paid for by vendors — there’s nary a critical analysis to be found in the paper. (Most of the lists I’ve seen at least pretend to be neutral.)
That being said, I still thought it might stimulate conversation among us to share the list. I’d love to hear whether you think Business-Software.com has provided any value here, and whether you’ve had particularly good (or bad) experiences with listed EMR sellers.
Here’s Business-Software.com’s list, seemingly in no particular order. Where available there’s a link to get a demo/price quote from the vendors on the list courtesy of Medical Software Advice.
* AdvancedMD: Provides Web-based practice management, medical billing and scheduling software as well as an EMR. Includes a patient portal, e-prescribing and mobile access option.
* Sage: Products include practice management, EHR, document and image management and point-of-care documentation.
* Kareo: Focuses on small medical practices. Key products include Web-based EHR, medical billing and practice management offerings.
* Abraxas Medical Solutions: Sells unified EMR and practice management solution. Product is powered by a single Microsoft-SQL database.
* Celerity Solutions Group: Provides EHR conversion and systems integration solutions to both large and small medical practices.
* NextGen Healthcare: Offers a very wide range of products, including EHRs for physicians, hospitals, health centers and healthcare providers, as well as practice management and financial management systems, HIE and patient portal options.
* meridianEMR: EMR focused specifically on urology specialists, as well as a product aimed at general surgery.
What bothers me about this list, by the by, is that while it’s almost certainly a series of advertisements, that’s not marked anywhere.
While physicians aren’t dummies by any means, my guess is that some might get sucked in by any list that says “top” in it if they’re feeling desperate enough. Here’s hoping physicians catch on to the bias here.