Electronic Health Records: The Information Center of Connected Care

This report analyzes adoption of electronic medical records and personal health records among providers and consumers. It offers insights on industry issues like usage models, government incentives, pilot programs, and technology trends.

“Within the next five years, the use of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Personal Health Records (PHR) will become more widespread,” said Harry Wang, Director of Health and Mobile Product Research at Parks Associates. “Government incentives, new technologies, and a growing need for more efficient and effective healthcare will drive the market toward more integrated and patient-centric medical record solutions and applications.”

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The Bottom Line

1.0   Report Summary

1.1 Purpose of Report

1.2 Scope of Report

1.3 Research Approach

1.3.1    Sources of Information

1.3.2    Definitions and Classifications

2.0   EMR and PHR: Industry Overview

2.1 Industry Background

2.2 Major EMR Vendors

2.2.1    Acute Care Market

2.2.2    Ambulatory Care Market

2.2.3    Health Information Exchange Market

2.3 Key PHR Vendors

2.3.1    Tethered Solution Providers

2.3.2    Consumer-Centric PHRs

2.3.3    PHR Platforms: HealthVault, Google Health, and Dossia

2.3.4    PHR Application Developers

2.4 Stakeholder Analysis

2.4.1    Hospital Systems

2.4.2    Physicians and Nurses

2.4.3    Insurance Companies

2.4.4    Disease Management Companies

2.5 Government Regulations and Incentives

2.5.1    ARRA and Meaningful Use

2.5.2    Medicare/Medicaid

2.5.3    Privacy and Security Regulation

3.0   Technology Analysis

3.1 Integration, Interface, and Interoperability

3.2 Proprietary vs. Open Systems

3.3 Wireless Access

4.0   Market Projections

4.1 Market Drivers and Barriers

4.2 Forecast Methodology

4.3 Source of Information

4.4 EMR Spending and PHR User Projections

5.0   Market Implications for Connected Care

Appendix A: Revised Privacy and Security Regulation in ARRA

Terms and Acronyms
EMR Guidance from Institute of Medicine
HIMSS Seven-Stage EHR Adoption Model and Trends
Major EMR Vendors in the Acute Market
EMR Vendors in the Ambulatory Care Market
Tethered PHR Solution Vendors
Examples of Deployment Costs of Patient Portal
Consumer-Centric PHR Solution Provider
PHR Platform Providers: HealthVault, Google Health, Dossia
Examples of PHR Applications
Examples of PHR Applications
Examples of Successful EMR/PHR Implementation at IDNs
Physician-On-Demand Service Providers
Impact of HIPPA, Stark Law, and Anti-Kickback Statue on EHR Adoption
Summary of HITECH Section in ARRA
ARRA Incentive Payout and Penalty Schedule for Physicians
EHR Meaningful Use Criteria
EMR/PHR Interoperability Standards
Examples of Mobile EMR/PHR Solutions
Market Forecast Methodology
List of Companies Interviewed
U.S. EMR Spending Forecasts (2009-2014)
U.S. PHR User Forecasts (2009-2014)

Publish Date: 1Q 2010

Pages: 64

Authored By:
Harry Wang - Senior Director of Research

Authored by Harry Wang
Published by Parks Associates

© January 2010 Parks Associates
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