Hospitals Switching To Epic
From Becker Hospital Review Feb 2020 — Seems to be a contagion going around as far as Cerner EHR implementations go. We saw week before AdventHealth switching horses and this last week we see Atrium Health deciding to “transition” to Epic EHR.
Epic and Cerner dominate the EHR marketplace, with both companies combined accounting for more than 50 percent of the acute care hospital market share, according to KLAS.
In 2018, Epic had 28 percent of the market while Cerner had 26 percent. However, over the years Epic has gained ground as hospitals and health systems decide to switch over from Cerner or other EHR providers. In some cases, hospitals or small health systems make the switch to match larger health systems with Epic after they’re acquired. In other cases, the health systems make a change to improve efficiencies.
Here are 11 instances in the past five years where hospitals or health systems left Cerner for Epic.