Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are digital versions of patients’ paper charts that can include real-time, patient-centered records. EHRs are essential for the exchange of electronic health information and a key component in health care reform. Widespread adoption and meaningful use of EHRs are the underpinnings to improvements in quality, safety, and efficiency of patient care delivery as well as reducing overall health care costs. The seamless flow of information within a digital health care infrastructure starts with the use of EHRs, transforming the way care is delivered and compensated through EHR adoption and meaningful use incentive programs.
About the Portfolio
This MHCC EHR Product Portfolio (portfolio) serves as an online resource to compare and evaluate EHR products. Information on product functionality and pricing, as well usability ratings identified by EHR product users, are showcased in the portfolio. In order to participate, EHR vendors must submit all required documentation and offer a discount to Maryland providers. Additionally, EHR products must be nationally certified, meeting adopted standards and certification criteria to help providers and hospitals achieve Meaningful Use objectives and measures established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
New to the portfolio this year is an enhanced usability section based on feedback received by EHR users regarding their overall assessment of the product as well specific product features. All feedback was obtained from references provided by vendor participants.
Providers are encouraged to discuss product services and features with EHR vendors, including questions relating to privacy and security provisions, prior to making a selection.
The MHCC invites EHR vendors to participate in the portfolio. Click here for a detailed listing of all vendors contacted and those who submitted documentation to participate in the portfolio.
Vendor Pricing Comparison
for a comprehensive pricing comparison of all participating EHR vendors.
Vendor Contact List
for contact information of all participating EHR vendors.
How to Participate
The portfolio, which was first released in 2008, is updated semiannually in the fall and spring. If you are a vendor interested in participating in the next EHR portfolio update, please contact Sarah Orth, 410-764-3449, or Sarah.Orth@maryland.gov
Vendor participation in the portfolio is voluntary, and all products must be nationally certified by an Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology - Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ATCB)
and offered at a discounted rate to all Maryland providers.
This flyer provides general information about EHRs and outlines the benefits of using an EHR.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's CHPL is a comprehensive listing
of Complete EHRs and EHR Modules that have been tested and certified by an ATCB.
Last Updated: November 12, 2013