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List of EHR Systems and Best Software Companies for Electronic Health Records

Best EHR Systems

An electronic health record (EHR) system gives healthcare providers and facilities the ability to collect patient and population data electronically and store health information in a digital format.

When EHR systems first grew in popularity, they were aimed at helping to organize patient care but now they are aimed at increasing the quality of care for patients.

Providers are using data from patient records to improve quality outcomes through their care management programs.

Having patient data stored electronically allows providers to analyze data and identify better care and treatment which prevents hospitalizations among high-risk patients.

EHR systems also empower patients to take their health into their own hands with better visibility into their own health.

There are many EHR systems out there and deciding on the right one for your practice can be challenging.

In this article we are going to review only the best EHR systems – and we have one for practices of all sizes – large and small alike.

Here’s a List of the Best EHR Systems & Software Vendors:


EPIC EMR Software

Epic’s software is mainly used in large health systems, community hospitals and academic medical centers.

Being such an established, and large provider, the Epic EHR offers a comprehensive approach to software in this space, with support for the entire spectrum of both ambulatory, and hospital facility needs.

Users report that this EHR system is intuitive, so staff are usually able to figure out how to perform tasks without having to go through extensive training.

Key Features:

  • Appointment and Billing management
  • Clinical workflows
  • Document management
  • Insurance and claims
  • Telehealth
  • Patient demographics
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and analytics
  • Government Regulations


Cerner Corporation

Cerner EHR

Cerner is a large EHR enterprise that is working on a contract with Amazon to further enhance their EHR system and health management suite.

They successfully work in the public sector as well with the VA and Department of Defense.

Their mission is to provide excellent patient care while improving the ROI.

Their solutions are dynamic, integrated and they are quick to update and evolve with the changing needs of the healthcare industry.

Key Features:

  • Patient portal
  • Scheduling
  • Patient charting
  • Lab integration
  • E-prescriptions
  • Medicare eligibility verification
  • Integrations with other products
  • Audit reporting
  • Staff shift planning



Carecloud EHR

CareCloud is an integrated EHR that offers many benefits of EMR such as practice management and medical billing services.

This software will help streamline clinical operations and workflows with a heavy focus on having everything be managed virtually (paperless workflow).

CareCloud’s patient portal allows physicians to engage with their patients.

Clinics can streamline their daily activities electronically, starting from patient application to final billing.

Key Features:

  • HIPAA-compliant Telehealth platform
  • CareCloud Live for real time video calls
  • Patient records
  • CareCloud mobile app for iOS devices
  • Multiple Dashboards


Athena Health

Athena Health EHR

Athena Health was recently named best Small Practice Ambulatory EMR/PM by the 2020 Best in KLAS report.

They provide cloud-based services for EHR including patient engagement, revenue cycle and medical billing management, population health management, and more.

While aimed for smaller to medium sized practices, it is a user friendly and powerful addition to your organization.

Key Features:

  • Patient engagement
  • Medical billing management
  • Revenue cycle management
  • Population health management
  • Point-of-care mobile apps
  • Scheduling


GE Centricity

GE Centricity EHR

GE Centricity has been in the EMR healthcare field for over 30 years, bringing lots of experience to the table.

Their systems serve more than 70 specialty areas all across the US.

GE Centricity is designed for larger practices and is a solid choice with its outstanding customizability and flawless interoperability.

Key Features:

  • E-prescribing
  • Rapid data entry module
  • Pre-configured templates
  • EMR clinical messenger
  • Patient engagement and access feature
  • Remote patient management
  • Billing portal
  • Scheduling



NextGen EHR

NextGen Enterprise software is designed for ambulatory practices of all sizes.

NextGen clinical care solutions aim to simplify and integrate provider workflows and lessen administrative tasks to free clinicians to focus on care and optimize the caregiver experience.

Key Features:

  • Appointment management
  • EM Coding
  • Clinical workflows
  • e-Prescribing
  • Billing and document management
  • Insurance, claims, and finance management
  • Patient portal
  • Voice recognition



Allscripts EHR

Designed for small to medium sized practices, Allscripts is designed for practices looking to optimize their clinical and operational processes and adopt a simple, connected approach to patient record management.

The systems can be accessed by patients and physician in order to manage their care and treatment.

It has a open platform design that connects patients with their providers, medical history and treatment information.

Key Features:

  • Lab integration
  • Clinical workflow
  • Medical templates
  • Patient demographics
  • Patient Portal
  • Reporting and analytics
  • e-Prescription
  • Referrals


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