While most hospitals have some EHR infrastructure in place, few hospitals outside the US have a full complement of EHR modules, thereby resulting in insufficient functionality and interface capabilities. With the ongoing push toward improving interoperability, the adoption of enterprise EHR solutions will drive the global acute care EHR market in the coming years. 

This Medtech 360 Report provides comprehensive data and analysis on the current state of the market for acute care EHRs in the US, Europe, and Japan across a 10-year period.

Acute care EHR adoption varies by facility size.

What factors affect adoption of acute care EHRs in small, medium, and large hospitals?

How do initial and recurring contracts vary between the different hospital tiers?

What is the penetration of web-based EHR systems across the facility types?

The factors impacting the types of EHR systems purchased in each country vary significantly.

What is the breakdown between hosted and on-premise EHR solutions? What factors contribute to this breakdown?

Why do customers adopt one brand of EHR system over another? How does that differ by geography? 

The UK has a high proportion of best-of-breed EHR solutions.

What are the driving forces behind adoption of best-of-breed versus enterprise solutions, and how do they differ across geographies?

How does the push toward increased interoperability impact the breakdown between the two types of EHR solutions?

Table of contents

  • Electronic Health Records - Market Insights - Global (Acute Care)
    • Abstract
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Highlights
        • Factors Impacting the Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Global
        • Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Global (USD), 2016–2026
        • Acute Care EHR Market Landscape, Europe (USD), 2017 and 2026
      • Competitive Highlights
        • Acute Care EHR Revenue Market Share Rankings, by Region, Europe, 2017
        • Companies Mentioned
      • Market Developments
        • Recent Events in the Acute Care EHR Market, Global
      • Geographies Covered
        • Average Currency Exchange Rates
      • Products Covered
        • Acute Care EHR Products Covered, Global
    • Version History
      • Global Acute Care Electronic Health Record Market
        • Market Highlights
          • Factors Impacting the Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Global
          • Acute Care EHR Market, by Facility Type, Global (USD), 2016–2026
          • Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Global (USD), 2016–2026
        • Market Definitions
          • Market Forecast Data
            • Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Facility Type, Global, 2016–2026
            • Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Product Type, Global, 2016–2026
            • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Client Server Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Web-Based Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Best-of-Breed Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Product Type, Global, 2016–2026
            • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Client Server Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Web-Based Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Best-of-Breed Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Product Type, Global, 2016–2026
            • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Client Server Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Web-Based Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Best-of-Breed Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Facility Type, Global, 2016–2026
            • Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Product Type, Global, 2016–2026
            • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Contract Type, Global, 2016–2026
            • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Client Server Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Web-Based Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Best-of-Breed Solution Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Product Type, Global, 2016–2026
            • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Contract Type, Global, 2016–2026
            • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Client Server Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Web-Based Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Best-of-Breed Solution Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Product Type, Global, 2016–2026
            • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Contract Type, Global, 2016–2026
            • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Client Server Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Web-Based Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Best-of-Breed Solution Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Global, 2016–2026
            • Acute Care EHR Market, by Facility Type, Global (USD), 2016–2026
            • Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Global (USD), 2016–2026
            • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Product Type, Global (USD), 2016–2026
            • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Revenue Type, Global (USD), 2016–2026
            • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Global (USD), 2016–2026
            • Client Server Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Global (USD), 2016–2026
            • Web-Based Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Global (USD), 2016–2026
            • Best-of-Breed Solution Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Global (USD), 2016–2026
            • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Product Type, Global (USD), 2016–2026
            • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Revenue Type, Global (USD), 2016–2026
            • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Global (USD), 2016–2026
            • Client Server Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Global (USD), 2016–2026
            • Web-Based Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Global (USD), 2016–2026
            • Best-of-Breed Solution Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Global (USD), 2016–2026
            • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Product Type, Global (USD), 2016–2026
            • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Revenue Type, Global (USD), 2016–2026
            • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Global (USD), 2016–2026
            • Client Server Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Global (USD), 2016–2026
            • Web-Based Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Global (USD), 2016–2026
            • Best-of-Breed Solution Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Global (USD), 2016–2026
          • General Market Trends
            • Competitive Highlights
              • Market Shares
                • Acute Care EHR Revenue Market Shares, Global, 2017
                • Acute Care EHR Revenue Market Shares, by Region, Global, 2017
              • Market Developments
                • Recent Events in the Acute Care EHR Market, Global
            • US Acute Care Electronic Health Record Market
              • HITECH Act and MACRA Overview
                • Changes from EHR Incentive Program to Advancing Care Information
              • Market Highlights
                • Acute Care EHR Market, by Facility Type, US (USD), 2016–2026
              • Market Definitions
                • Market Forecast Data
                  • Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Facility Type, US, 2016–2026
                  • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Product Type, US, 2016–2026
                  • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Product Type, US, 2016–2026
                  • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Product Type, US, 2016–2026
                  • Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Facility Type, US, 2016–2026
                  • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Product Type, US, 2016–2026
                  • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Contract Type, US, 2016–2026
                  • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Product Type, US, 2016–2026
                  • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Contract Type, US, 2016–2026
                  • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Product Type, US, 2016–2026
                  • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Contract Type, US, 2016–2026
                  • Acute Care EHR Market, by Facility Type, US (USD), 2016–2026
                  • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Product Type, US (USD), 2016–2026
                  • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Revenue Type, US (USD), 2016–2026
                  • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Product Type, US (USD), 2016–2026
                  • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Revenue Type, US (USD), 2016–2026
                  • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Product Type, US (USD), 2016–2026
                  • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Revenue Type, US (USD), 2016–2026
                • Competitive Highlights
                  • Competitive Landscape
                    • Market Shares
                      • Acute Care EHR Revenue Market Shares, US, 2017
                      • Acute Care EHR Revenue Market Shares, US, 2017
                  • European Acute Care Electronic Health Record Market
                    • Market Highlights
                      • Acute Care EHR Market, by Facility Type, Europe (USD), 2016–2026
                      • Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Europe (USD), 2016–2026
                    • Market Definitions
                      • Market Forecast Data
                        • Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Facility Type, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Product Type, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Client Server Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Web-Based Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Best-of-Breed Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Product Type, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Client Server Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Web-Based Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Best-of-Breed Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Product Type, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Client Server Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Web-Based Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Best-of-Breed Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Facility Type, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Product Type, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Contract Type, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Client Server Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Web-Based Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Best-of-Breed Solution Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Product Type, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Contract Type, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Client Server Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Web-Based Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Best-of-Breed Solution Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Product Type, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Contract Type, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Client Server Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Web-Based Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Best-of-Breed Solution Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Region, Europe, 2016–2026
                        • Acute Care EHR Market, by Facility Type, Europe (USD and EUR), 2016–2026
                        • Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Europe (USD, EUR, and GBP), 2016–2026
                        • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Product Type, Europe (USD and EUR), 2016–2026
                        • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Revenue Type, Europe (USD and EUR), 2016–2026
                        • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Europe (USD, EUR, and GBP), 2016–2026
                        • Client Server Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Europe (USD, EUR, and GBP), 2016–2026
                        • Web-Based Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Europe (USD, EUR, and GBP), 2016–2026
                        • Best-of-Breed Solution Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Europe (USD, EUR, and GBP), 2016–2026
                        • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Product Type, Europe (USD and EUR), 2016–2026
                        • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Revenue Type, Europe (USD and EUR), 2016–2026
                        • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Europe (USD, EUR, and GBP), 2016–2026
                        • Client Server Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Europe (USD, EUR, and GBP), 2016–2026
                        • Web-Based Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Europe (USD, EUR, and GBP), 2016–2026
                        • Best-of-Breed Solution Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Europe (USD, EUR, and GBP), 2016–2026
                        • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Product Type, Europe (USD and EUR), 2016–2026
                        • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Revenue Type, Europe (USD and EUR), 2016–2026
                        • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Europe (USD, EUR, and GBP), 2016–2026
                        • Client Server Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Europe (USD, EUR, and GBP), 2016–2026
                        • Web-Based Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Europe (USD, EUR, and GBP), 2016–2026
                        • Best-of-Breed Solution Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Region, Europe (USD, EUR, and GBP), 2016–2026
                      • Competitive Highlights
                        • Competitive Landscape
                          • Market Shares
                            • Acute Care EHR Revenue Market Shares, Europe, 2017
                            • Acute Care EHR Revenue Market Shares, by Region, Europe, 2017
                        • Japanese Acute Care Electronic Health Record Market
                          • Market Highlights
                            • Acute Care EHR Market, by Facility Type, Japan (USD), 2016–2026
                          • Market Definitions
                            • Market Forecast Data
                              • Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Facility Type, Japan, 2016–2026
                              • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Product Type, Japan, 2016–2026
                              • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Product Type, Japan, 2016–2026
                              • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Installed Base, by Product Type, Japan, 2016–2026
                              • Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Facility Type, Japan, 2016–2026
                              • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Product Type, Japan, 2016–2026
                              • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Contract Type, Japan, 2016–2026
                              • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Product Type, Japan, 2016–2026
                              • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Contract Type, Japan, 2016–2026
                              • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Product Type, Japan, 2016–2026
                              • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Units Sold, by Contract Type, Japan, 2016–2026
                              • Acute Care EHR Market, by Facility Type, Japan (USD), 2016–2026
                              • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Product Type, Japan (USD), 2016–2026
                              • Small Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Revenue Type, Japan (USD), 2016–2026
                              • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Product Type, Japan (USD), 2016–2026
                              • Medium Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Revenue Type, Japan (USD), 2016–2026
                              • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Product Type, Japan (USD), 2016–2026
                              • Large Hospital Acute Care EHR Market, by Revenue Type, Japan (USD), 2016–2026
                            • Competitive Highlights
                              • Competitive Landscape
                                • Market Shares
                                  • Acute Care EHR Revenue Market Shares, Japan, 2017
                                  • Acute Care EHR Revenue Market Shares, Japan, 2017
                              • Methodology
                                • Core Country Coverage Methodology
                                  • Supplemental Country Coverage Methodology
                                  • Appendix
                                    • Abbreviations
                                      • Bibliography

                                    Author(s): Benjamin Li, BBA; Giananthony Rizzo, MSc

                                    Benjamin Li is a team lead within the Endoscopy, Diagnostics, and Healthcare IT Medtech Insights team at Decision Resources Group, with extensive knowledge in healthcare IT, women's health imaging, urology, large-joint reconstruction, spinal implants, and dental implants. Benjamin holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business, with a certificate in Managing International Trade and Investment.

                                    Giananthony is a Senior Analyst within DRG's Hardware Insights Team. His expertise lies in the realm of capital equipment, namely imaging modalities and health IT infrastructure. He has authored two articles for MDO online, two articles for Aunt Minnie, and co-authored DRG's E-Book on the impact of a Republican presidency on the US healthcare space. He holds an M.Sc. in Anatomy & Cell Biology and a B.Sc. in Medical Sciences from the University of Western Ontario.


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