News | August 20, 2013

Allscripts Leads EMR Abandonment Trend At Practice Fusion

In the “Year of the EMR Switch”,  data shows one in four new EMR users is replacing an existing system, with nearly one quarter switching from Allscripts and 61 percent from server-based EMRs

As 17 percent of medical providers begin making plans to leave their current electronic medical record (EMR) systems, trend data indicates that the largest number of doctors are leaving the EMR company Allscripts. Allscripts announced discontinuation of their MyWay EMR last year, which was largely used by smaller ambulatory practices.

Switching trend data was researched by Practice Fusion, the largest physician-patient platform, which now sees one in four new users joining from an existing EMR system.  An indication of growing demand for web-based EMR technology, all five of the EMRs leading the switching are predominantly server-based.

Black Book Rankings’s 2013 State of the Ambulatory Electronic Health Records Replacement Market report found that more than one in six EMR users are planning to switch in the coming year. 84% of these respondents said vendor viability was a ‘must have’ with any new EMR, indicating that many of the 485 EMRs surveyed are unable to adapt to evolving federal EMR requirements or, like Allscripts, are ending support for their products.

Key facts:

  • One in four new users joining Practice Fusion are switching from an existing EMR
  • Allscripts has the most overall users switching to Practice Fusion (24%), followed by eClinicalWorks (18%), NextGen (10%), Soapware (9%) and Care360 Quest Diagnostics (9%)
  • 31% of EMR users surveyed in the Brown-Wilson report said they were considering an EMR switch, with 17% planning to switch in the next year   
  • In the Black Book report, Practice Fusion was voted the No. 1 EMR for across-the-board customer satisfaction, including primary care, specialists and practices of all sizes

“Practice Fusion's web-based EMR system is a natural choice for users leaving a nightmare EMR situation,” said Ryan Howard, CEO of Practice Fusion. “With instant setup, award-winning support and a free price tag, Practice Fusion is the best way for doctors to seamlessly switch.“

Practice Fusion has made the Black Book 2013 State of the Ambulatory Electronic Health Records Replacement Market report available for free here (

About Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion’s health platform delivers revolutionary technology to doctors and patients. Founded in 2005, the company disrupts the status quo by offering a free, web-based electronic medical record (EMR) system and complete practice management suite for physicians. In April 2013, the company launched its consumer-facing platform, Patient Fusion, where patients can find and book appointments with doctors and access their medical records. Practice Fusion is a driving force in modernizing American health care, used by a community of 150,000 medical professionals serving 68 million patients. The World Economic Forum recognized Practice Fusion as a Technology Pioneer in 2012. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Practice Fusion