Gartner Research

Gartner's Update to the Enterprise EHR Generation Model

Published: 26 August 2016

ID: G00292153

Analyst(s): Thomas J. Handler, M.D.


This update of the Gartner enterprise electronic health record generation model reflects changes in market demands and expanded technology possibilities. CIOs and CMIOs should use this model to help compare EHRs.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Generation Model Background
  • Defining an Enterprise EHR System
  • The Core Capabilities of an EHR System
    • EHR System Management
    • Interoperability
    • Repository
    • Clinical Workflow
    • Clinical Decision Support
    • Clinical Documentation
    • Clinical Display
    • CPOE and Order Management
  • Generations of Enterprise EHRs
  • Refining the Enterprise EHR Generation Model
    • Gartner's Enterprise EHR Generation Model at a Glance
    • What Comes Next — A New Clinical Ecosystem
  • Observations and Recommendations

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