There are five key areas that EHR vendors should focus on for the rest of the year to stay competitive, including focusing on specific EHR system features, the continued push for interoperability, and patient engagement needs, according to a recent market report.

The EHR market is set to increase from $29.7 billion to $39.7 billion by 2022, Kalorama Information found. Additionally, the physician and web-based side of the market will grow in excess of 8.5 percent between 2017 and 2022.

Market growth has been slow, but “the promise of stimulus funds is realized and the threat of penalties in 2017 and beyond” should help the growth continue, Kalorama explained in a statement. ….more