Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Market Grew $15.7 Billion in 2010


In the report cited, Kalomara indicated that the EMR market grew to $15.7 billion in 2010 — a 13.6% increase over the previous year. Kalomara originally predicted a 15% growth rate for the EMR market year-over-year in 2009 and 2010 (the market grew 10% in 2009 according to the firm).

Kalomara reports that the slower pace of EMR adoption was a result of confusion on the part of physicians about meaningful use guidelines. The firm also believes that much of this uncertainty was dispelled last summer when the final rules for Meaningful Use guidelines were published. Kalomara expects accelerated EMR adoption and market growth over the next 24 months as a result. Based on the findings of the report, the firm expects 18-20% market growth in the EMR sector in 2011 and 2012.

Here’s the link to the actual report. Only costs you $3,500. Wow! Seems like I need to write a report.

Report business aside, those are some interesting numbers. I do wish that they broke it out by ambulatory EHR and hospital EHR. The hospital numbers likely dwarf the ambulatory ones and then we don’t get a good feel of how ambulatory is really doing.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

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