US ambulatory EHR market to grow 30 percent by 2020

The hospital electronic health record market is "mature," but there's still potential growth for the U.S. ambulatory EHR market, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. The report predicts that this market will expand 30 percent during the next five years, increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 5.3 percent until 2020. Provider challenges with existing EHRs may lead to new functionalities, such as coordinating care, automating data entry, engaging patients and enabling risk stratification. Overall, EHRs are expected to emerge as population health management "enablers" by 2020. Announcement