McKesson is getting out of the business of providing electronic health record and practice management products to small physician practices by virtue of selling those product lines to e-MDs. Urgent care providers have been among the 35,000 customers, which average 1.5 physicians per practice, relying on those services. There is no timeline for the deal to be completed, though e-MDs says there will be “some time limit” to how long it will support the McKesson products. The sale comes at a time when meaningful use rules are being phased out, though smaller practices still grapple with upgrading technologies to support population health, accountable care, value-based reimbursement, and interoperability.
McKesson Leaving the Small-Practice EHR Business