I always love the discussions of the top healthcare markets in the US. When I hear this discussion, two cities that don’t likely get enough love and have a lot of healthcare companies are Nashville and Atlanta. Other people love to talk about Boston and San Diego is strong on the biotech side and has a growing mobile health side as well. Those are definitely some of the top cities for healthcare companies.
With this in mind, I was intrigued when Keith Cawley from Technology Advice emailed me some findings from a survey they did of the Nashville EHR market.
Here are the most interesting findings:
- Epic, the number one national electronic health record vendor, does not rank among the top five vendors in Nashville
- Nashville healthcare providers are significantly more satisfied with their EHR programs than providers nationwide
- 16 percent of providers in Nashville have already switched EHRs
- Adoption rate among certain specialties is significantly higher than national averages
- Cost appears to be the number one consideration for Nashville EHR buyers
This feels a bit like a slam on Epic, but I don’t think that Keith has a dog in that fight. I think the findings that Epic does well nationwide, but hasn’t done well in Nashville is quite interesting and worthy of further exploration.
They also put out the Nashville EHR market infographic below. Most interesting to me is the percentages and how the EHR market is still very diverse. Of course, the market can be broken down into smaller segments where we see more domination by certain vendors, but we’re still seeing a lot of EHR diversity in every region.