Protection of electronic health records (EHR): Key private companies

5 March 2020 (Last Updated July 3rd, 2020 14:57)

The implementation of EHRs in hospitals is often driven by financial stimulation and regulations by national governments. This has resulted in the widespread adoption of EHRs in the US and Europe. EHR can be classified to include providers of EHRs, parties that regulate patient information, mechanisms to secure large data sets, and consultancy companies.

Protection of electronic health records (EHR): Key private companies

The number of private companies in EHR is increasing. The implementation of EHRs in hospitals is often driven by financial stimulation and regulations by national governments. This has resulted in the widespread adoption of EHRs in the US and Europe. EHR can be classified to include providers of EHRs, parties that regulate patient information, mechanisms to secure large data sets, and consultancy companies.

Listed below are the leading private companies impacted by the EHR industry, as identified by GlobalData.

athenahealth Inc. – US

athenahealth is a provider of cloud-based business services and mobile applications for medical groups and health systems. The company offers network-enabled services for revenue cycle management and medical billing, EHRs, patient engagement, population health management, and care coordination, as well as Epocrates and other point-of-care mobile applications.

Cerner Health Services, Inc. – US

Cerner Corporation is a healthcare information technology solutions provider of software, devices, and hardware, based in Kansas City, Missouri, the US. Cerner is focused on strategic innovation in healthcare and works to connect communities and systems around the world.

CloudFlare – US

CloudFlare is a web performance and security company that helps websites manage heavy traffic and deal with cyberattacks. CloudFlare CDN, its content delivery network, distributes content around the world to speed up websites while CloudFlare Security protects websites from online threats including spam, structured query language (SQL) injection, and DDoS.

eClinicalWorks LLC – US

eClinicalWorks is a provider of ambulatory healthcare IT solutions. The company provides solutions for practice management, revenue cycle management, population health, and patient engagement. Its major products include eClinicalWorks CCMR, a population health solution; eClinicalWorks RCM, a revenue cycle management solution; and Healow, a patient engagement solution.

Epic Systems Corp – US

Epic Systems is an IT company that provides healthcare software. Its major solutions include EpicCare ambulatory electronic medical records (EMRs), specialty software, inpatient clinical systems, access software, and other hospital-related software for administrative purposes and patient-related activities. The company provides clinical systems for doctors, nurses, emergency personnel, and other care providers; ancillary systems for lab technicians, pharmacists, and radiologists; and billing systems for care providers and insurers. It also provides implementation, optimization, and training services.

Evident LLC – US

Evident is part of the CPSI family of companies and is a provider of EHR solutions in the US. The company’s services allow for efficient patient, information, and financial management.

Greenway Health LLC – US

Greenway Health is a provider of health information technology and services. The company provides clinical insights to healthcare providers, through its EHR and practice management solutions, to deliver personalised medication and care to their patients.

Herjavec Group – Canada

Herjavec Group is an IT services group specialising in cybersecurity. Its cyber professionals ensure that security is integrated into a company’s value chain. It also offers managed security services.

Medhost Inc – US

Medhost is a healthcare technology company that offers healthcare delivery solutions. The company offers enterprise EHR, financial suite of applications, and workflow-enabled revenue cycle and patient access solutions. The company caters to multi-facility health systems, rural health, and a range of specialty and post-acute care facilities.

Medical Information Technology, Inc. (Meditech) – US

Meditech is a healthcare information technology solutions provider. The company develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports computer software products for the hospital market. Its software solution supports the complete spectrum of healthcare including hospitals, ambulatory care centres, physician offices, long-term care and behavioural health facilities, and home health organisations.

Protenus – US

Protenus protects patient data security with timely alerts to suspicious activity in EHRs. It also mitigates both risk and public exposure, reinforces trust across the enterprise, and enhances patient privacy.

Sunquest Information Systems Inc. – US

Sunquest, a subsidiary of Roper Technologies Inc, is a healthcare IT company that provides diagnostic informatics solutions to laboratories and healthcare organisations worldwide. The company offers laboratory informatics such as laboratory information management systems, lab analytics solutions for anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and molecular pathology, and other solutions.

This is an edited extract from the Protection of Electronic Health Records – Thematic Research report produced by GlobalData Thematic Research.