Founded in 1979, Epic Systems Corporation consistently ranks as one of the largest electronic health record (EHR) systems in the U.S.
Of the more than 9,300 hospitals tracked in our HospitalView, Epic EHRs are currently installed in 2,373 hospitals, which accounts for nearly 37% of the overall inpatient EHR market share.
Epic's closest competitors are Cerner and MEDITECH, with approximately 23% and 14% of the market share respectively, but Epic Systems still holds a healthy advantage in the EHR solutions industry.
Which hospitals are using an Epic Systems inpatient EHR?
Below we explore the top hospitals that leverage Epic Systems EHRs by two different metrics: number of beds and net patient revenue.
Top 10 hospitals by staffed beds using an inpatient Epic EHR system
||# of Beds
||Montefiore Hospital – Moses Campus
||Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
||Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center
||Houston Methodist Hospital
||Mayo Clinic Hospital – Saint Mary’s Hospital
||Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital
||Mount Sinai Medical Center
||Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest
||Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Fig 1. – Data from Definitive Healthcare HospitalView product. Data is proprietary and updated on a continuous basis. Data accurate as of June 20, 2022.
The number of beds available is a good metric to measure the size of a hospital as it’s a key indicator of how many patients a hospital can care for.
The top hospital using an Epic Systems inpatient EHR solution based on the number of beds is the Montefiore Hospital – Moses Campus in the Bronx, followed closely by the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Interestingly, all the top hospitals leveraging an Epic EHR based on the number of beds are part of a broader health system or integrated delivery network (IDN). Having the same EHR across all the hospitals in a health system enhances interoperability to aid in the exchange of patient data between different facilities.
Top 10 hospitals by net patient revenue using an inpatient Epic EHR system
||Net Patient Revenue
||NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
||Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
||Vanderbilt University Medical Center
||UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights
||University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
||Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Fig 2. – Data from Definitive Healthcare HospitalView product. Data is proprietary and updated on a continuous basis. Data accurate as of June 20, 2022.
Net patient revenue is another key metric to measure the size of a hospital as it represents a hospital’s financial strength.
Only one hospital appears on both the top hospitals by bed size and net patient revenue list - Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. The differences in the two lists demonstrate that bed size does not necessarily equate to higher net patient revenue.
Interestingly, the top two hospitals on the list by net patient revenue are also two of the largest hospitals in New York, New York, based on net patient revenue.
All but one of the hospitals on the list is part of an IDN – the exception being Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, one of the top cancer centers in the U.S.
Why do hospitals use Epic EHR?
Though there are many proven technologies in the market, Epic has maintained its popularity over the years, particularly with large health systems and hospitals.
This could be in part due to its integration capabilities. Epic hosts a suite of in-house developed healthcare solutions that communicate well with one another on the Epic App Orchard. Users are not limited to clinical record-keeping. Epic solutions can also handle registration, patient scheduling, billing, and more.
Such features, backed by over 40 years of industry reputation, make Epic a titan in the EHR market.
Though EHR software from competitors may also have these features, a legacy like this can self-perpetuate a brand's success.
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