The Scoop: 6 Facts about Black Book Research

So just what is Black Book Research and their rankings? And what do they mean? If you haven’t heard the news, Modernizing Medicine received not just one but four #1 spots. Our specialty-specific electronic health record (EHR) systems for dermatology, otolaryngology, plastic surgery and gastroenterology earned the #1 spots on the Black Book Research Top EHR lists in those spaces. For us as a company, it’s like receiving an Olympic Gold medal as a team. This is the third year in a row we have ranked #1 in the dermatology category, the second year we have ranked #1 in the otolaryngology market and the first year the company has ranked #1 in the plastic surgery space. And drumroll please, gGastro, the EHR system built by gMed, a Modernizing Medicine company, received Black Book Rankings’ award for Top Ambulatory EHR for gastroenterology for the sixth year in a row.

With that being said, we thought it would helpful to share just what Black Book Rankings are and how they are calculated to truly understand the value and importance of them in the industry.

Here are 6 Facts about Black Book Research:

    • Founded in 2002, Black Book Research serves a wide variety of prominent national and international clients
    • Black Book Research is the parent group for Black Book Rankings, a full-service healthcare-centric market research and public opinion research company
    • Black Book Research provides qualitative insight into the industry’s top vendors through 18 key performance indicators, which are collected from a client submitted ballot
    • Over 450,000 EHR users were invited to participate in this year’s survey, and nearly 18,000 shared their views
    • The data collected is subjected immediately to an internal and external audit to verify completeness and accuracy as well as to ensure the respondent is valid while making certain the anonymity of the client company is maintained
    • Although Black Book has a presence in other industries, many of the resources are dedicated to healthcare technology and services, client experience, polling and research

“We are honored that Black Book Research and our users continue to recognize the value of our specialty-specific solutions. The fact that practicing physicians build our software for their colleagues is the differentiating factor,” said Daniel Cane, CEO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine. “The need to have effective and efficient systems will only increase with the regulatory changes in the industry. Data-driven systems like those offered by Modernizing Medicine will help physicians continue to have profitable practices, especially with the introduction of MACRA and MIPS.”

Click here to read the recent press release, “Specialty-Driven EHRs Make a Comeback Reveals 2016 Black Book Ambulatory Survey.

Source: Black Book Market Research

Aaron Stoklosa
Aaron Stoklosa

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