Smaller Hospitals Ditch EHRs--But Still Not Happy

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | December 19, 2012

External pressure is forcing small hospitals to transition to different electronic health records systems, according to a new brief from KLAS Research.

The brief, entitled "Community Hospitals Market Share 2012: Small Hospitals, Big Changes," reported that "the year 2011 saw incredible churn in the community hospitals EMR market," according to KLAS' Dec. 17 announcement. More than 200 small hospitals (fewer than 200 beds) changed or replaced their EHR system that year. One of the primary reasons for this change is due to economic pressures on the hospitals, causing them to join integrated delivery systems and adopting the EHR of the larger organization.