All Press Releases for April 10, 2012

International Electronic Patient Record Market Shows Promising Growth Opportunities

In its inaugural international report, healthcare technology research firm KLAS discovers that the international EPR market is still opening and providers face a host of vendor options, from country-specific to large commercial offerings.

    OREM, UT, April 10, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Electronic patient record (EPR) buying and selling energy outside of Northern America is still developing for most countries, with a majority of activity in Asia, the Middle East, and the UK, according to KLAS report "International EPR Market 2012: Multinational Vendor Footprints." The research firm spoke to hundreds of international providers in their new report mapping EPR market share for multinational vendors. The study looked for vendors with an EPR solution live in more than two countries. Vendors included Agfa, Alert, Allscripts, Cambio, Cerner, CSC/iSOFT, Epic, GE, IMS, InterSystems, McKesson, MEDITECH, and Siemens.

As report author Doug Tolley described, "It's still an upcoming market. This project has been almost two years in development, and we keep being surprised by what we find. There are only about 3,000 hospitals outside the USA with an EPR from a commercial vendor. Without the kind of government incentives that exist in the USA, it's been a slower build for most countries."

The study also said adoption is still shallow, with relatively few sites doing deep clinical adoption. Allscripts, Cambio, Cerner, Epic, MEDITECH, and Siemens are the only commercial vendors with HIMSS Stage 6 or 7 hospitals outside of the USA.

Vendors were broken into three tiers based on the number of countries and EPR sites contracted. Top-tier vendors were Siemens, InterSystems, Cerner, MEDITECH, and CSC/iSOFT. The second level of vendors included Alert, Agfa, Allscripts, and McKesson. Vendors with the smallest breadth were GE, Cambio, Epic, and IMS.

Cerner, MEDITECH, and Siemens were the only vendors with solutions in every region of the world. Epic, one of the largest and fastest-growing EPR vendors in the United States, is currently in only three countries outside of the USA.

For more detail on vendors and the depth and breadth of their EPR adoption, the report "International EPR Market 2012: Multinational Vendor Footprints" is available to healthcare providers online for a significant discount off the standard retail price. To purchase, healthcare providers and vendors can visit

KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting on the performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS' mission is to improve delivery by independently measuring vendor performance worldwide for the benefit of our healthcare provider partners, consultants, investors, and vendors. Working together with executives from more than 4500 hospitals and more than 2500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends, and statistics that provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures performance of software, professional services, medical equipment, and infrastructure vendors. For more information, go to, email, or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative. Follow KLAS on Twitter at

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