Essentials Brief

Essentials Brief: 2017 Outpatient PM & EHR Study

 July 25th, 2017

For the ninth consecutive year, the Outpatient Practice Management (PM) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) Study provides a market snapshot focused on physician practice adoption and utilization of PM/EHR solutions across the outpatient healthcare space.  While responses indicated near universal adoption across both hospital-owned and free-standing physician practices the study highlights additional areas where the outpatient market still needs to make up ground, specifically with Health Information Exchange (HIE), Accountable Care (ACO) and most importantly, which technologies outpatient facilities think will be most useful in a MACRA/MIPS environment.

Highlights of the study include:

  • Outpatient PM & EHR market share, mind share and market opportunity across hospital-owned and free-standing physician practices
  • Insight into strategic plans for outpatient approach to Health Information Exchange (HIE) and Accountable Care (ACO)
  • Identification of technologies and models of care the outpatient market feels will help address Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (CPIAs) within MACRA