Founded in 1979, Epic has consistently ranked as the most widely implemented EHR system in the American healthcare industry. Of the 8,029 U.S. hospitals in the Definitive Healthcare Hospitals and IDNs database, Epic EHR is currently installed in 2,353 locations — approximately 35 percent of the EHR market share.
Epic's closest competitors are Cerner and MEDITECH, with approximately 25 percent and 15 percent market shares respectively, but Epic still holds a healthy advantage in the EHR solutions industry.
Epic hosts a suite of in-house developed healthcare solutions that communicate well with one another. 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.
Which hospitals are using Epic EHR?
Top 10 hospitals using Epic EHR by staffed beds
Number of Beds
Montefiore Hospital - Moses Campus
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Marys Campus
Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak
Massachusetts General Hospital
Fig. 1 Data from Definitive Healthcare's Hospitals and IDNs database. Data is proprietary and updated on a continuous basis. Data accurate as of May 2020.
The Moses Campus of Montefiore Hospital has the single highest number of staffed beds of any Epic user with 1,458 beds in total. The location with the second most staffed beds of any Epic user is Main Campus of the Cleveland Clinic with 1,285 total beds.
Interestingly, each hospital that ranked among top 10 highest bed counts for an Epic EHR user reported installations of multiple Epic products. Every location on this list uses both EpicCare Ambulatory and ClinDoc (which is similar to EpicCare Ambulatory, but with a focus on inpatient care).
This trend speaks to the appeal of software interoperability, which may be easier to achieve with multiple software applications from the same vendor.
Top 10 hospitals using Epic EHR by net patient revenue
Net Patient Revenue
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Fontana Medical Center
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Los Angeles Medical Center
Fig. 2 Data from Definitive Healthcare's Hospitals and IDNs database. Data is proprietary and updated on a continuous basis. Data accurate as of May 2020.
A look at the top 10 hospitals ranked by net patient revenue shifts our perspective a bit. There are almost no repeat locations that appear on this list.
The exception here is the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus which again ranks as second highest. Still, with this new set of data, nine out of ten ranking hospitals are using Epic for both inpatient and ambulatory purposes. Again, we see that integration and multiple use cases is a draw for some of Epic's largest users.
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