MEDITECH eh – Investment in Canadian EHR Market Pays Off

Posted by Colin Hung, Healthcare IT Today on October 16, 2019

When MEDITECH released their latest statistics for their Canadian operations, there were two eye-popping numbers:

  • 47% market share; and
  • 35 years investing in the Candian EHR market
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