The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) developed the Electronic Health Record Product Portfolio (portfolio) as a free resource for health care providers (providers) to compare information about electronic health record (EHR) systems. The portfolio is intended to help providers save time in gathering information about EHR products. Each vendor participating in the portfolio has provided details regarding their EHR system pricing and functionality. All vendors included in the portfolio offer a discount to Maryland providers, and all products are nationally certified. Click here
for a list of all nationally certified products. The first version of MHCC's portfolio was released in September 2008. The portfolio is revised annually in the fall with additional updates compiled in the spring.
Widespread adoption and meaningful use of EHRs, has the potential to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health care and reduce costs. EHRs are a key component in health care reform and essential for the exchange of electronic health information (HIE.) One of Governor Martin O’Malley’s strategic goals is establishing a statewide HIE that will enable the secure, electronic sharing of health information among appropriately authorized and authenticated providers.
The MHCC invited EHR vendors to participate in the portfolio; approximately 40 vendors submitted the required information to be included in the portfolio. About 18 vendors are planning to connect to the State-Designated HIE, the Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) (http://www.crisphealth.org
.) Click here
for a list of vendors contacted and participating in the portfolio.
EHR Vendors Participating with Statewide HIE
Providers are encouraged to discuss services and features of the EHR system with the vendor, including privacy and security protections available, before making a selection decision. The vendor status of connectivity to CRISP is detailed in the Vendor Comparison Information section below.
To view additional vendors participating in the portfolio that indicated they are not connecting to CRISP, click here
Includes contact information for all participating EHR vendors.
Contains comparison information provided by those CRISP participating vendors, including line item functionality and pricing; three
year pricing projections for various size practices; HIE connectivity; privacy and security; and reference reports (reference reports
include all vendors).
This webpage contains resources related to the adoption and implementation of an EHR, such as assessing the value of an
EHR, conducting a workflow analysis, and negotiating an EHR vendor contract.
This flyer provides general information about EHRs and outlines the benefits of using an EHR.
This guide, published by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, provides information for
medical practices on integrating privacy and security measures into their practice.
Last Updated: April 22, 2013.