4 Healthcare IT Vendors to Watch in 2015

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The following are four Healthcare IT vendors that one should pay attention to in 2015, as healthcare shifts towards greater interoperability and tools for predictive analytics.

  1.  Cerner- Cerner Corporation acquired Siemens AG's EHR unit for $1.3 billion in 2014, causing it to have the largest market share of any EHR vendors (1,132 acute care hospitals use its technologies). Cerner also recently launched HealthIntent, which is a multi-purpose, cloud-based program platform that will help advance healthcare toward interoperability.
  2. Accenture- Content Management Systems hired Accenture, a consulting and technology firm, to fix Healthcare.gov's disastrous launch. Accenture now has a $563-million contract to continue working on Healthcare.gov.
  3. Athenahealth- Athenahealth is taking advantage of opportunities in a variety of healthcare markets, ranging from medical billing to EHRs. Recently, AthenaHealth announced that it is acquiring RazorInsights, a provider of cloud-based EHR and financial solutions for rural community hospitals. AthenaHealth wants to be competitive in the smaller-sized hospital market, which accounts for 1/3rd of the U.S. hospital market.
  4. The winner of the DoD contract*—Every major healthcare vendor, such as Epic/IBM, Cerner, Accenture, Allscripts, MedSphere, wants the DoD contract, which is worth $11 billion over 11 years and will ensure market sustainability.

*The Department of Defense Contract is a project designed to replace its existing Military Health System, a network that currently supports close to 10 million people.

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