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Hospitals and health systems implementing EPIC in 2021/2022

Epic Systems Corporation provides a range of software solutions designed to help hospitals and health systems provide better patient care, improve communication, streamline workflows, and more. 

Founded in 1979, Epic is one of the top vendors for inpatient and ambulatory electronic health record systems in the country. The company offers a suite of in-house developed healthcare software for a variety of tasks ranging from clinical record-keeping to registration, scheduling, billing, and more.  

Although there are many proven EHR systems available, healthcare providers are switching over and sticking with Epic for several reasons. Likely, it’s the ease in which Epic’s software integrates within a health system’s existing infrastructure and communicates with other programs—called interoperability—that drives some of its appeal.  

Using data from Definitive Healthcare’s HospitalView product, we take a look at the hospitals and health systems integrating Epic into their systems for 2021 and 2022.  

Hospitals & health systems integrating Epic inpatient EHR technology in 2021 and 2022

Hospital/Health system name Number of implementations in 2021 Number of implementations in 2022 Explore dataset
AdventHealth (FKA Adventist Health System) Explore
Advocate Aurora Health Explore
Atrium Health (FKA Carolinas HealthCare System) 13 Explore
Catholic Health Explore
CommonSpirit Health Explore
Healthcare District of Palm Beach County Explore
NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System Explore
Penn Medicine (AKA University of Pennsylvania Health System) Explore
Providence St Joseph Health (AKA Providence) Explore
RWJBarnabas Health Explore
Sanford Health Explore
Trinity Health (FKA CHE Trinity Health) 16 Explore
University of Kentucky Health System (AKA UK HealthCare) Explore
Virtua Health Explore
NCH Healthcare System Explore
Ridgeview Medical Center Health System Explore
University of Rochester Medical Center Explore
VCU Health Explore
West Tennessee Healthcare Explore
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Explore
Parkview Health System (FKA Parkview Medical Center) Explore
Pikeville Medical Center Explore
St Jude Children’s Research Hospital Explore
University of Toledo Medical Center Explore

Fig. 1 Data is sourced from Definitive Healthcare’s HospitalView product. Data is proprietary and updated on a continuous basis. Data accurate as of June 2021.

From the data, we can tell that about 31 hospitals and health systems will be implementing Epic’s EHR system in the year 2021. About 38 hospitals and health systems will also do so for 2022, for a total of 69 implementations over the course of this two-year period. 

Notably, Trinity Health and Atrium Health lead the pack in installations for Epic’s EHR system, with 19 and 13, respectively. This makes up about 46 percent of total implementations for Epic over 2021 and 2022. Trinity Health has a net patient revenue of just over $3.1 billion and Atrium Health has a net patient revenue of about $1.9 billion. 

Electronic health record market share by vendor 

Fig. 2 Donut Chart of inpatient and ambulatory EHR vendor market share is sourced from Definitive Healthcare’s HospitalView product. Data is proprietary and updated on a continuous basis. Data accurate as of June 2021. 

Of the 7,266 U.S. hospitals in the Definitive Healthcare HospitalView product, Epic EHR is currently installed in 2,353 locations — approximately 36 percent of the EHR market share. Epic’s closest competitors within this demographic are Cerner and MEDITECH with approximately 25 percent and 15 percent market share, respectively. 

What is an electronic health record? 

When healthcare providers need accurate, up-to-date, and complete information about their patients, they rely on electronic health records (EHRs) to get the job done. These digitized patient histories help physicians more effectively diagnose patients, coordinate care more efficiently and, thankfully, promote legible documentation.  

A patient’s EHR generally includes demographic history, diagnosis history, prescription data, laboratory results, vital signs, immunizations, progress notes, and more.  

In particular cases where a patient may arrive at healthcare facility unconscious or unable to communicate, doctors can rely on EHRs because data is safely and securely shared between other providers and organizations.   

Patients can also use their EHR to make more informed decisions about their health and wellbeing, which could in turn reduce their own healthcare spending.  

Epic EHR technology continues to lead the pack 

We can tell from the data that Epic Systems Corporation is continuing to maintain its popularity in the EHR market, likely for years to come. Hospitals and health systems are adopting the comprehensive EHR system to improve patient experiences, enhance care coordination, and significantly streamline services.  



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