2015 Top Black Book Electronic Health Records Systems Announced for Gastroenterology (GI) Practices

Surveyed electronic health record users narrowed down an elite group of systems vendors across probing key performance indicators from a field of over 103 GI-specific and general EHR software firms.

Black Book Research, well known internationally for accurate, impartial customer satisfaction surveys in the multiple services and software industries, conducted a sweeping six-month user poll to determine the highest ranked Electronic Health and Medical Record software systems for 2015. As part of a special ambulatory care research focus on implemented EHR users, Black Book reveals industry trends and announced those vendors with the highest scores in client experience among 682 gastroenterology physician practices.

Nearly 21% of GI practices remain challenged to select and implement a first EHR system and 15% of early EHR adopters seek to exchange out original EHR choices according to Black Book survey participants. Users identified the GI-centric applications that are delivering on implementation success, productivity, gastroenterology workflows, outcomes, meaningful use achievement, connectivity and crucial stimulus fund requirements.

"Product and vendor loyalty among several niche EHR specialists is on the upward trajectory,” said Doug Brown, Black Book's managing partner. "The vendor's abilities to meet the evolving demands of interoperability, networking, mobile devices, accountable care, patient accessibility, customization for specialty workflow, and reimbursement are the main factors that the replacement mentality and late adoption are turning course in specialties such as gastroenterology.”

Through Q4 2015 to Q2 2015, gastroenterology/GI including private, independent and large group practices has been one of the fastest growing market segments of new EHR implementations, according to Black Book polling with 79% of all GI practices either executed, under implementation or are in the process of selecting a system.

Based on the aggregate client experience and customer satisfaction scores on eighteen key performance indicators, the top-ranked gastroenterology electronic health records systems for 2015 inclusive of all practice sizes and delivery sites is Weston, Florida-based, gMed.

gMed has ranked #1 in the gastroenterology specialty EHR rankings for five consecutive years in the Black Book surveys.

Other gastroenterology EHR vendors with scores exceeding client expectations are: Greenway, Meditab, Cerner, Medical Mastermind, Allscripts, Waiting Room Solutions, Epic Systems and eClinicalworks.

"High performing vendors have emerged from the pack as practice implementations succeed and fail, meaningful use attestations are reviewed, and users assess their vendor’s capabilities to meet their individual practice needs," said Brown.

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Black Book Rankings, a division of Black Book Market Research LLC, provides healthcare IT users, media, investors, analysts, quality minded vendors, and prospective software system buyers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and other interested sectors of the clinical technology industry with comprehensive comparison data of the industry's top respected and competitively performing technology vendors. The largest user opinion poll of its kind in healthcare IT, Black Book™ collects over 450,000 viewpoints on information technology and outsourced services vendor performance annually. Black Book was founded in 2000, is internationally recognized for over 15 years of customer satisfaction polling, particularly in technology, services, outsourcing and offshoring industries.

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