The study involved four major activities in estimating the size of the global ePrescribing market. Exhaustive secondary research was done to collect information on the utilization of different solutions and their regional utilization trends. Industry experts further validated the data obtained through secondary research through primary research.
The global ePrescribing market size is projected to reach USD 3.3 billion by 2025 from USD 1.2 billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 23.3%.
Furthermore, the market size estimates and forecast provided in this study are derived through a mix of the bottom-up approach (country-level adoption of various EHR solutions and utilization of ePrescribing funcitonality) and top-down approach (assessment of utilization/adoption/penetration trends, by type of product& service, delivery mode, end user, and region). After that, market breakdown and data triangulation methods were used to estimate the market size of segments and subsegments.
Factors such as the increasing adoption of EHR solutions, government initiatives and incentive programs, rising focus on reducing the abuse of controlled substances, increasing focus on reducing medical errors, and the need to curtail the escalating healthcare costs are driving the growth of the e-prescribing market.
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Additionally, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the use of telemedicine modules and telehealth consultations. This is further driving the adoption of e-prescribing solutions. However, the high cost of deploying e-prescribing solutions, reluctance among healthcare professionals to adopt these solutions, and concerns regarding security and workflow are expected to restrain the growth of this market to a certain extent during the forecast period.
# In April 2020, DrFirst (US) partnered with ID.me (US) to help users of the company’s e-prescribe app to verify their identities within a few minutes. This is expected to speed up the process for clinicians to prescribe drugs.
# In July 2019, NextGen Healthcare(US) announced its partnership with Optimize Rx (US) to provide real-time access to critical financial information, allowing providers to help patients choose appropriate medication plans, as per their cover and budgets. This tool has been integrated with the company’s ehr workflow.
# In june 2019, Allscripts (US) acquired ZappRx (US) to help Veradigm’s e-prescribing solutions by integrating it with the automate prior authorization platform, thus adding value to its existing platform.
The solutions accounted for the largest share of the ePrescribing market, by type of product & service, in 2019.
Based on product and service, the e-prescribing market is segmented into solutions and services. The solutions segment is further categorized as integrated and standalone solutions, and the services segment is categorized as network, support and maintenance, implementation, and training and education services. In 2019, the solutions segment accounted for the largest share of the e-prescribing market. The large share of the solutions segment can be attributed to the growing focus on minimizing the abuse of controlled substances, increasing adoption of e-prescribing, government initiatives and incentive programs to increase the adoption of e-prescribing solutions.
North America will continue to dominate the ePrescribing market in 2025
In 2019, the large share of this North American region can be attributed to the stringent legislative and accreditation requirements regarding healthcare, high adoption of HCIT technologies, regulatory requirements regarding patient safety, and the presence of a large number of e-prescribing solution providers in the region.
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Major players in this market pursued the strategies of agreements, collaborations, and partnerships as their growth strategies.
Prominent players in the global e-prescribing market are Epic Systems Corporation (US), Cerner Corporation (US), Allscripts (US), NextGen Healthcare (US), athenahealth, Inc. (US), RelayHealth, LLC (US), Henry Schein, Inc. (US), GE Healthcare (US), Computer Programs and Systems Inc. (US), DrFirst, Inc. (US), Surescripts-RxHub, LLC (US), and Medical Information Technology, Inc. (US).