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Research and Markets: Electronic Medical Records Market to Grow Significantly by 2017, Allowing Greater Profitability and Efficiency in the Healthcare Industry

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5q2w88/pharmasphere) has announced the addition of the "PharmaSphere: Healthcare Information Technology Software and Services Report - Vertical Market Analysis of Leading IT Business Process Outsourcing and Electronic Medical Record Vendors" report to their offering.

PharmaSphere: Healthcare Information Technology Software and Services Report

The market for electronic health and medical records (EMRs) is set to experience rapid growth over the coming years, with EMR peer group value estimated to climb from approximately $10.6 billion in 2012 to $17 billion by 2017, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.8%, according to research and consulting firm The authors.

The company's new report* estimates that McKesson had the largest Healthcare Information Technology Software and Services revenue in 2012, with $3,300 million, placing it as the EMR market leader. McKesson is followed by Cerner and Allscripts, which achieved revenues of $2,666 million and $1,477 million, respectively.

According to The authors, this rapid EMR market growth is due to incentives offered under the American Relief and Recovery Act of 2009, which delivers opportunities for providers to transform unstructured, paper-based data into electronic digitized information that can be shared across the entire care industry.

Adam Dion, The authors's Analyst covering Industry Dynamics, says: Physicians are selecting and implementing EMRs that meet federal requirements for meaningful use, and which also fit their practices and provide opportunities to enhance productivity, capture profits, and improve clinical outcomes.

In addition to providing platforms for sharing patient information, The authors states that EMR vendors are offering Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) solutions to physician practices to bridge the gap between clinical and financial information.

Dion says: One of the many RCM solutions is GE Healthcare's Centricity Business, which supports traditional reimbursement models for greater profitability and efficiency by standardizing all clinical and administrative staff onto the same financial platform.

With the ever-changing world of healthcare regulations and reimbursement schedules, hospitals and health systems need solutions with the flexibility to handle diverse billing needs, Dion concludes.

This report discusses the various platforms, service models, and go-to-market strategies of the major players in the Information Technology Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) markets. It also provides an assessment of vendor strategies, outsourcing agreements, significant deals and corporate developments, and contract vehicles signed by these BPO and EMR firms over the past three years.

Key Topics Covered:

List of Tables

List of Figures

Report Scope

Introduction

Overview of the US Healthcare System

Key Drivers for IT BPO and EMR Vendors

Business Process Outsourcing

Electronic Medical Records

Future of Healthcare

Appendix

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5q2w88/pharmasphere

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