According to an article by Lou Agosta in B-Eye-Network.com, 80% of healthcare is delivered by medical practices consisting of only 1 to 5 doctors. And most big players in the EMR software system arena are marketing to larger clinics and multi-specialty institutions.
Even existing and proposed open-source systems such as OpenVistA still require significant investments in infrastructure on the part of the clients. And the government seems to be pushing for more open-source solutions, catching the attention of proprietary vendors like GE Healthcare, who may be offering some less-expensive options.
Still, there is a a lot of potential for EMR vendors who can target small medical practices, possibly with the SaaS (software as a service) or ASP (application-service provider) models.
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