A new paper from KLAS, “Community Hospital Market Share 2012: Small Hospitals, Big Changes,” examines trends in smaller hospitals. One finding from the paper is that more than 200 hospitals under 200 beds changed or replaced their hospital health information system in 2011. Economic pressures continue to push smaller hospitals into relationships in order to survive, which results in greater displacement of smaller-hospital CIS solutions with larger hospitals’ systems.

In addition, a significant amount of EMR dissatisfaction looms in the market. “One in three community providers who have gone live with their EMR in the past 12 months feels they made the wrong decision,” said Paul Pitcher, research director. “With many more-established vendors struggling to consistently deliver well for these hospitals, the door has been opened for lesser-known entrants