Electronic Medical RecordMarket Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2007 to 2013

Report # SH29821542 | 389 Pages | 118 Tables and Figures | 2007

Electronic Medical Record Market Assessment

Check Out These Key Topics!
Market For Healthcare Electronic Patient Record
Enterprise Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Market Forecasts
Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) Marketplace
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
Electronic Medical Records Systems Benefits
Healthcare Information Systems Strategy
Information System Software Market Shifts
Clinical Data Repository
Healthcare and Healthcare IT Industry
Hospital and Physician Practice Market Conditions
Healthcare Information Technology Market
Hospital Information Software Technology
SOA Engines
Open Systems
J2EE (Java™ Platform)

Electronic Medical Record
Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2007 to 2013

Efficient automated process implementation is supported by Electronic Medical Record (EMR). EMR software solutions are used to support software developed in-house to enable the rapid construction of Web portals and other Web-based systems. Typical implementations are related to systems running on a mixed group of servers, under different operating systems.

Packaged applications efficiently accomplish the basic functions needed for electronic medical record systems implementation. Business processes are automated using EMR systems. Further EMR functionality is achieved via extract, transform, and load functions.

Enterprise electronic medical record (EMR) market forecast analysis indicates that the future of care delivery depends on automation of process. The ability to quickly get a picture of patient condition depends on dashboards prepared by the primary care physician that quickly illustrate any noteworthy conditions that a patient may present.

The cost for the packaged electronic medical record (EMR) systems for a large teaching hospital is $1.95 million. The number sold at 126 in 2006 is anticipated to grow to 177 in 2013. The replacement cycle is generally six years for these electronic medical record (EMR) systems packages. Rather than rip and replace, systems tend to be upgraded to new versions.

Electronic medical record markets are very significant. All facilities and all medical practices need to move to automated process that replaces manual handling of written patient records. The top 800 facilities worldwide are anticipated to spend hundreds of millions of dollars each to implement electronic patient records. While a lot of that spending will be on proprietary software, a lot of it will be for packaged software solutions.

The total number of electronic medical record (EMR) systems is heavily weighted toward the mid range systems as most facilities and practices consolidate into a size of organization that can afford a team of computing IT managers dedicated to systems automation. Medical organizations have long resisted automation of process, but they can no longer sustain that attitude.

Dashboards are used to run businesses, they provide a way to condense information and highlight trends that need attention. Migration of this technology to care delivery is anticipated to be rapid because it is leveraging existing technology from business to make it useful in the health care delivery arena. The dashboards are useful because they provide a way to condense a range of different types on information into a visually presentation.

Dashboards include powerful, real-time analytics to provide comprehensive visibility across the entire patient profile. With quick access to up-to-the-minute information, clinicians can make decisions with speed and confidence. in-memory technology is changing the electronic medical record market, providing the next generation of speed, flexibility, and ease of use.

Electronic Medical Record Dashboards Make Clinicians More Productive The advantage is that all of the features of automated electronic medical record process, none of the limitations of traditional hand written patient records are implemented as automated dashboard solutions.

With electronic medical record dashboards long, complex, and expensive software implementations are by passed by a dashboard that combines analytics and diagnostic images available via a click. Dashboards containing all of the patients relevant metrics, with data from all of the facility relevant data sources can be built in 10 days. With electronic medical record dashboards, solutions can be deployed in days, and users can be trained in minutes.

Enterprise electronic medical record (EMR) market forecast analysis indicates that the future of care delivery depends on automation of process. The ability to quickly get a picture of patient condition depends on dashboards prepared by the primary care physician that quickly illustrate any noteworthy conditions that a patient may present.

Markets at $1.8 billion in 2006 are anticipated to reach $3.2 billion by 2013.

Worldwide enterprise electronic medical record (EMR) software markets will grow substantially as vendors are able to leverage the EMR expertise to provide competitive advantage from automation of process using IT infrastructure.

Companies Profiled
CostFlex Systems
GE / IDX / Centricity
Hyperion Solutions
Kodak Health Group
Misys Healthcare Systems
SCC Soft Computer

Report Methodology

This is the 318th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Regional Bell Operating Companies' marketing strategies, Internet equipment, a study of Internet Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, and Application Integration markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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