RelayHealth Named a Leader in Clinical Data Exchange by IDC

RelayHealth recognized for scalability and experience

EMERYVILLE, Calif.--()--RelayHealth today announced that it has been named a leader in clinical data exchange in the IDC MarketScape report, U.S. Health Information Exchange Packaged Solutions 2015 Vendor Assessment. Representing the largest market share, RelayHealth was noted for its scalability and ease of integration. In the report, the IDC states that “… a key differentiator is that RelayHealth is delivered as a true single-instance multitenant SaaS solution. RelayHealth has an extensive library of terminology-mapping templates covering more than 250 different healthcare IT systems, representing the leading EHRs used by more than 85% of all clinicians.”1

RelayHealth manages 2.8 billion clinical transactions each year for over 78 million patients and connects to more than 58,000 providers across 19,000 practices. Additionally, RelayHealth is proud to have been selected by CommonWell Health Alliance® and its members to provide identity management, record locator, consent management, and trusted data access services to enable nationwide interoperability. CommonWell represents 70% of the acute EHR market2 and 24% of the ambulatory EHR market3, and as noted in the IDC MarketScape report, this provides “a strong validation point to the strength and scalability of the RelayHealth platform.”1

Health systems echo the value of the RelayHealth platform and view the company as a strategic partner for the future. “We chose RelayHealth because we had a number of physicians and practices already using electronic health records, and RelayHealth allowed us to connect data across all those healthcare settings,” said Liz Lorenzi, vice president and chief operating officer of Community Health Innovations, which coordinates integrated population management and patient-centered medical home strategies in Monterey, California. “The exchange of health information was critical to our strategic shift to population health management.”

Ken Tarkoff, senior vice president and general manager of RelayHealth, remarked, “We know that data acquisition at the breadth and pace of our customers’ business requirements is hard – in fact, we live it alongside them every day. As our customers evolve to value-based models, accessing complete clinical data is paramount to informed decision-making. We are excited to be recognized as a leader by the IDC and as a key partner in helping our customers deliver upon their strategic objectives.”

About RelayHealth

Part of McKesson Technology Solutions, RelayHealth manages the complexity that results from fragmented healthcare technology environments by delivering data acquisition, data aggregation, analytical insights, and advisory services that help customers make confident decisions, take informed actions, and drive better outcomes. RelayHealth’s vendor-neutral solutions scale across the health system landscape to support cost-effective delivery of coordinated, value-based care. Visit our website:

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Community Health Innovations

Community Health Innovations (CHI) is a subsidiary of Community Hospital Foundation, the nonprofit parent company of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. CHI was founded to lead the transformation of healthcare in Monterey County from a system focused on “sick care” to one focused on wellness. In partnership with doctors and other providers, CHI is introducing integrated population management, an approach that brings together hospitals, doctors, and other providers to coordinate care, manage disease, and promote wellness throughout the healthcare continuum. Its mission is to achieve the Triple Aim in healthcare: Better health, better care, and lower costs.

  1. IDC, IDC MarketScape: U.S. Health Information Exchange Packaged Solutions 2015 Vendor Assessment (Doc #HI256010, July 2015)
  2. KLAS, Clinical Market Share 2014, (June 2014), ©2014 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.
  3. SK&A, a Cegedim Company, EHR Vendor Market Share by Physician Size, (January 2015)


Sarah Silverman, 510-898-7494

Release Summary

RelayHealth today announced that it has been named a leader in clinical data exchange in the IDC MarketScape report, U.S. Health Information Exchange Packaged Solutions 2015 Vendor Assessment.


Sarah Silverman, 510-898-7494