Epic’s EMR is based on the same database technology used by MEDITECH, but it has far out-paced it’s cousin in industry growth.
The system has an integrate ambulatory component, which has allowed it to displace many standalone acute and outpatient EHR systems.
However, the upfront and ongoing costs are out of reach for smaller hospitals and independent clinics. The company is now seeing some growth in the smaller site sector, as their current clients are implementing in the CAH and small site space, as extensions of the larger health system.
Time will tell whether Epic will be able to continue to dominate and grow with the same trajectory. MEDITECH now has an integrated solution available, and athenahealth is quickly spinning up an acute competitor.
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