With the federal incentive program for electronic health records well underway, hundreds of companies are selling EHRs. InformationWeek Healthcare has cut through the noise and identified a dozen vendors worth watching.
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Products: For hospitals: Soarian EHR. For physician practices: Soarian EHR EP.
Glaser may have some tough decisions to make in the next couple of years. Data from HIMSS Analytics, presented recently by former HIMSS Analytics chief Dave Garets, show that Siemens lost 57 hospitals from its U.S. customer base between 2005 and 2011, as facilities upgraded legacy EHRs not with Siemens products but with technology from the likes of Epic Systems, Cerner, Meditech, McKesson, and others. Does German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG stay in the health IT business, or might it be time to sell this division and refocus healthcare efforts on the company's historical strength, diagnostic medical equipment?