2011 Top Surgical Specialties Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Software Systems Announced by Black Book Rankings

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EMR users narrowed down an elite group of surgical subspecialty vendors in categories across eighteen probing key performance indicators from a field of over 400 qualified healthcare software firms. As thousands of physician practices still scramble to select and implement EMR systems, early adopters identify the firms that delivered on implementation success, productivity, outcomes and crucial stimulus fund requirements. Six surgical specialties were evaluated by over thirteen hundred surgical practices.

Black Book Rankings, well known internationally for accurate, impartial customer satisfaction surveys in the services and software industries, conducted a sweeping four month user poll to determine the highest ranked Electronic Health and Medical Record organizations for 2011. As part of a special research focus on several specialty physician EMR users, Black Book announced those vendors with the highest scores in customer experience in the areas of Document Management and Functionalties, Practice Administration and Revenue Cycle Management, E-Prescribing, and Patient Accessibility.

An elite group of five EMR firms overwhelmingly scored consistently high physician satisfaction across all surgical specialty subgroups.

"Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. commanded the overall and individual surgical specialties, consistently ranked as the highest client experience-ranked EMR firm,"announced Doug Brown, Managing Partner of Black Book Rankings. "The other top EMR companies: Allscripts, Epic Systems, NextGen and Sage commanded the surgical specialty space over a field of over four hundred competitive electronic medical record systems."

The top three EMR firms in customer satisfaction by surgical subspecialty are:

General Surgery: (1) Greenway Medical Technologies, (2) Epic Systems, (3) NextGen
Plastic Surgery: (1) Greenway Medical Technologies, (2) Allscripts, (3) NextGen
Cardiovascular Surgery: (1) Greenway Medical Technologies, (2) Allscripts, (3) Epic Systems
Neurosurgery: (1) Greenway Medical, (2) Epic Systems, (3) Sage
Thoracic Surgery: (Greenway Medical Technologies, (2) Epic Systems, (3) Allscripts
Colon Rectal Surgery: (1) Greenway Medical Technologies, (2) Allscripts, (3) Epic Systems

Black Book Rankings surveyed over 30,000 healthcare records professionals, physician practice administrators, and hospital leaders in the information technology arenas to provide EMR users, media, investors, quality minded vendors, and prospective buyers of EMR/EHR software with a comprehensive comparison of the industry's top respected and performing vendors. Black Book Rankings employs detailed key performance indicators targeted at ensuring high product and service performance through comparing vendors from the customer experience.

For comprehensive research and ranking data, http://www.blackbookrankings.com

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