Electronic Health Records, more commonly known as EHR are digitalized collection of patient’s health records. These EHR are used by healthcare providers to analyze the clinical information and facilitate the suitable healthcare options. Global EHR market was projected at USD 23.2 billion in 2017. The EHR market provides healthcare facility by web based/cloud based, and client based server mode of delivery options. Among the available categories, the web based mode of delivery is high in demand, leading to its larger share of 51.1% in the global EHR market in 2017.
Insight by Product
The different EHR products offered in the market include EHR solutions and EHR services. EHR solutions are further sgmented into integrated and standalone solution. EHR Services market is categorized into support and maintenance, implementation, network, and training and education services.
Insight by Mode of Delivery
The various mode of delivery for providing EHR services are web based/ cloud based, and client server based. The largest market share is of web based registering more than 50% share in 2017. This large share is due to the larger adoption of web based delivery system by healthcare providers, since the web based approach limits the cost of installation of hardware and licensing of software. Additionally, the maintenance of servers and software is covered by service providers, which grants the buyers to focus on its core business.
The market is also driven by the rising popularity of cloud based mode of delivery in EHR systems. The cloud based EHR systems offers complete flexibility and freedom by providing increased networking across healthcare organizations for data transfer.
GLOBAL EHR MARKET SHARE, BY MODE OF DELIVERY (2017)
Insight by End User
Hospitals are the major share holder based on end user for EHR market, and is also estimated to lead based on size during the forecast period. The category’s large size is due to the increase in adoption of EHR in hospitals to maintain the large pool of patient’s clinical data. The key end users of EHR market primarily includes ambulatory care and physician, which is expected to witness a high demand during the forecast period.
The rise in adoption rate of EHR, incorporation of Healthcare information technology (HCIT), and the growing geriatric population with the subsequent rise in number of chronic diseases are factors that will drive the growth of the global EHR market. The government initiatives to go paperless for documentation of healthcare data, and the growing trend of cloud-based EHR software in the industry is expected to grant opportunities to key players of the market.
Incorporation of HCIT will control the rising healthcare spending, and will also provide efficacy in healthcare facilities. The developing economies are increasing their healthcare expenditure for proper development and management of healthcare infrastructure. This provides ample opportunities for market players to invest and expand their presence in these nations, thereby will drive the growth of the global EHR market.
North American EHR market held the largest share in 2017, majorly due to factors such as rise in adoption rate of EHR, incorporation of HCIT in healthcare, presence of several major players in the region. The government is also focused on to reduce the rising healthcare cost expense that will further drive the growth of the market in the region.
Moreover, the population health management industry is expected to witness high demand registering fastest CAGR of 9.1% in Asia-Pacific, during the forecast period. Factors such as the increasing geriatric population with the subsequent rise in prevalence of chronic diseases are also expected to drive the growth of the regional EHR market. The government initiative to develop and maintain healthcare infrastructure, increasing healthcare expenditure as a percentage of the GDP are also key driving forces for the growth of the EHR market in Asia-Pacific.
GLOBAL EHR MARKET SHARE, BY REGION (2017)
In October 2017, GE Healthcare received Carequality certification to enable seamless data sharing by its ambulatory EHR customers with thousands of hospitals, physician practices, payer networks, vendors and consumer services nationally.
In January 2017, Cerner Corporation announced the University of Missouri Health Care will extend Cerner’s HealtheIntent population health management platform across the Health Network of Missouri (HNM), which is a collaborative effort of six independent health care organizations that uses different EHR systems.
Similarly, other leading players in the global EHR market are providing integrated solutions across organizations for the coordination and care management of patients.
Key players of the global EHR market include McKesson Corporation, Cerner Corporation, Epic Systems Corporation, NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, GE Healthcare, Greenway Health, LLC, eClinicalWorks, and Athena health Inc.