Epic Systems was one of the first providers of electronic health records since its founding in 1979. Epic mainly focuses on medical groups such as community hospitals, academic medical centers, multi-speciality groups, independent practices, and rehab centers. KLAS has ranked Epic's EHR as the best in KLAS for five years in the largest segment. The company is employee-owned and developer-led with its software built-in house.
Cerner was founded by three accountants in Kansas City, Missouri and has been a provider of electronic medical records for 40 years now. Cerner mainly focuses on health information technology systems and provides services to health care providers of all sizes, along with 55 different specialties. Cerner has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as being one of the most innovative companies in America and a great employer for new graduates. Cerner is very proud of being a leading innovator in this industry.
Founded in 1989, Praxis EMR/EHR is an award-winning Praxis EMR/EHR, serving thousands of physicians across the U.S. and throughout the world. Praxis has an artificial intelligence (AI) technology called Concept Processing that self learns while the user charts in free text. Due to its focus on usability and user experience, Praxis is the number one rated EHR in user satisfaction at Software Advice, Caterra, AmericanEHR, and in the AAFP's EHR User Satisfaction Surveys. Praxis is cloud or server based, and certified as a complete EHR for MACRA and automates CMS Quality Reporting Programs.
GE Healthcare was founded in 1994 and has been providing electronic medical records services for 25 years now as a subsidiary of GE. This company mainly focuses on large health care providers and functions greatly for high capacity systems. At the 2019 MCA Awards, GE Healthcare was shortlisted for a number of categories such as performance improvement and team leader consultant. GE Healthcare shows great concern for its patients as demonstrated through providing personalized health care that meets each patient's needs.
Founded in 1969, MEDITECH is a privately held Healthcare IT vendor focusing on small to medium-sized hospitals (under 100 beds up to 200 beds) offering both cloud and server based Billing, revenue cycle management (RCM), and EHR in addition to LIS and PACs solutions. MEDITECH is one of the oldest HealthcareIT vendors in the country and has recently released a cloud-based EHR called Expanse which is focused on improved communication between the patient and hospital. MEDITECH has offices in MA, GA, and MN with installations nationwide.
eClinicalWorks is a service provided by the electronic health record company, GroupOne Health Source, which entered the industry in 1999. They work with 80,000 facilities, along with 130,000 doctors and 850,000 nurse practitioners and are especially active with ambulatory health services. eClinicalWorks provides a Grid Cloud which are a group of nine data centers that safeguards private data and administers this information to their partner practices efficiently.
NextGen has been operating as an electronic health records service since 1976 and assists nearly 155,000 physicians with their software. NextGen focuses on improving ambulatory care with its nearly 2,900 employees. In addition, NextGen focuses on improving financial management for its clients.
AllScripts Healthcare Solutions was founded in 1982 as Medic Computer Systems, but rebranded to its current form in 1986. They provide electronic health records to a wide variety of small to medium sized practices, hospitals, and healthcare providers. In addition, Allscripts is consistently ranked number one by Black Book for ambulatory EHR vendors. Allscripts provides the industry's only platform not tied to the products of any specific manufacturer.
Practice Fusion is a relatively new entrant in the electornic medical records industry as it officially opened in 2005. Their services are best suited for small, independent private practices and ambulatory services. In February of 2016 SK&A named Practice Fusion number one for ambulatory service and Reaction Data in 2018 reported that this comapny has a very high satisfaction rate. Practice Fusion employs a highly skilled group of technology and healthcare industry veterans.
Founded in 1989, Greenway is a privately-held IT Healthcare IT solutions provider for billing and practice management, EHR, and revenue cycle management (RCM). Greenway was acquired by Vitera who also purchased older IT vendors such as Medical Manager and SuccessEHS. The company has kept the Greenway Health name and merged with Greenway Medical Technologies in 2013 and are upgrading their clients into their latest Greenway PrimeSuite, which covers most medical specialties, including dental records.
The terms electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR) are synonymous today, but they did not start that way and some still argue that there is a difference. Praxis is a fully certified EHR. So, Praxis is an EHR. However the original term EMR is more precise, and should be preferred by medical practitioners.
Why does Praxis proudly claim to be the best EMR and not simply an EHR?