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Jason Barber, Headhunter, Co-Founder at Fetch Recruiter (2016-present)
Answered May 30 2017 · Author has 1.9k answers and 3.5m answer views
Epic is hands down the leader.
Cerner is second.
Third place doesn’t matter.
Epic is the leader because they offer the closest version of an “All in One” system. If you sign up for Epic a hospital can get close to all of the information systems in one place.
I had a discovery meeting with a health system last month and they’re going to Epic. I asked them to tell me why they chose Epic over Cerner. Their answer, “Because all of the other hospitals in the system were on Epic they thought they should be on Epic too.”
Just like all software, it isn’t the highest performing software that wins in the end it’s the software that gets adopted and used.
Epic was brilliant at making the hospital administrators their biggest fans. They made them their fans by promising them an all in one system with very little need for integration into multiple systems.
You ask a doctor or nurse about their EHR in a hospital setting and they will tell you that they’re all mostly clunky and inefficient. Epic is clunky and inefficient.
But that’s because hospital EHR systems were built for hospital administrators and not clinicians.
Epic has been the leader in building software for administrators.