EMR in Europe
This report, EMR Europe 2012 is a look at the market and trends impacting electronic medical record software and related services in Europe. Included in the report are statistics influencing the industry, demographics, and company strategies. A market summary includes a total market analysis. Also included is a snapshot look at individual countries’ demographics, healthcare spending, EMR adoption depth and competitive opportunities.
Electronic Medical Records has been established in several European countries for the last decade or so. However, establishment of EMRs in several countries has been difficult for various reasons listed below and in those countries where it has been successful, systems are becoming outdated and need to be upgraded. Vendors vary by country. Differences in legislation, healthcare organizations and language have been the main challenges for EMR companies attempting to develop a universal system. This report outlines the progress made in select individual countries such as:
- United Kingdom
All information on each of these individual countries was gathered through first and second hand research. An attempt was made to provide a clear picture of the current status of EMR adoption and what the potential is in the future.
The information for this report was gathered using both primary and secondary research including comprehensive research of secondary sources such as company literature, databases, investment reports, and medical and business journals. Telephone interviews and email correspondence were the primary method of gathering information.
There are several primary issues and trends affecting the electronic medical records (EMR) industry. Demographics, increasing life expectancy, and technology innovation will continue to fuel growth in the future. New developments will also positively influence growth.
Issues and Trends Covered:
- Virtualization Technology
- Cloud Computing
- Dashboard Modules
- Discreet Recordable Transcription
- Tablet Adoption
- Smart Card Technology
- Wireless Technology
- Open Source EMR Applications
- Usability and Adoption
- Privacy Issues
- Technology Limitations
- International Markets and Trends
Several leading market participants are discussed in this report along with unique niche players including:
- Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
- GE Healthcare
- IMS MAXIMS
Scope & Methodology
For the purpose of this study, Kalorama Information conducted interviews with key industry officials, consultants, health care providers, and government personnel. These sources were the primary basis in gathering information specifically relating to revenue and market share data presented in this report. Additional interviews were completed with relevant company representatives including marketing directors, division managers, and product representatives.
All market data pertains to the European market at the manufacturers’ level. The base year for data was 2012. Historical data was provided for the years 2010 and 2011, with forecast data provided for 2013 through 2017. Compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) are provided for the 2010-2012 and 2013-2017 periods for each region and/or segment covered. The forecasted market analysis for 2013-2017 was largely based on demographic trends, new developments, company performance trends, and national expansion.