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the e-prescribing market to grow from USD 546.5 million in 2016 to USD 1,403.2 million by 2021, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 20.8% during the forecast period. The major factors that are expected to be driving the e-prescribing market are the growing volume of patient data; advancements in technological expertise; rising government initiatives & the introduction of incentive programs for the adoption of e-prescribing; and the need for efficiency in healthcare processes. The objective of the report is to define, describe, and forecast the e-prescribing market size based on product, delivery mode, usability, end user, and region.

Various government initiatives and incentive programs, rising focus on the reduction of fraud & abuse of controlled substances, and increasing focus on reducing medical errors, and the need to curtail escalating healthcare costs are driving the growth of the market. The increasing number of collaborations between software vendors and network providers and the vast untapped Asia-Pacific region are expected to provide significant growth opportunities for players in the market. The rising specialty prescribing, growing consolidation in the e-prescribing market, growing demand for cloud-based solution are the key trends in the market.

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In this report, the market is segmented based on product, delivery mode, end user, and region. This report also discusses the key market drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for this market and its submarkets.

In 2015, the solutions segment accounted for the largest share in the market. The large share of the solutions segment can be attributed to the growing focus on minimizing the fraud & abuse of controlled substances and increasing adoption of e-prescribing, government initiatives, & incentive programs.

In 2015, the web & cloud-based segment accounted for the largest share of the market. The large share of web & cloud-based segment can be attributed to the factor that healthcare organizations are increasingly embracing cloud-based solutions to increase the accessibility to patient records from remote locations and thereby improve workflow efficiency. In addition, cloud-based solution can be sold on demand and fully managed by the provider; this differentiates it from traditional methods of delivery. Cloud-based services can help healthcare organizations share, integrate information from disparate locations or systems in real time, and generate a database registry. Moreover, it can free up IT staff to focus on more critical tasks, thereby increasing productivity and cost-efficiency of the organization.

In 2015, the hospitals segment accounted for the largest share of e-prescribing market. The large share of this segment can be attributed to the high adoption rate of the e-prescribing solutions by hospitals in the U.S. and Europe. In the U.S., the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has led to the restructuring of private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid systems. The CMS incentive program reimburses physicians for using EHR (Electronic Health Records), which is encouraging the adoption of e-prescribing among physicians.

The major players in the market are Cerner Corporation (U.S.), Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (U.S.), Epic Systems Corporation (U.S.), Quality Systems, Inc. (U.S.), athenahealth, Inc. (U.S.), RelayHealth, LLC (U.S.), Henry Schein, Inc. (U.S.), GE Healthcare (U.S.), Computer Programs and Systems Inc. (U.S.), DrFirst, Inc. (U.S.), Surescripts-RxHub, LLC (U.S.), Medical Information Technology, Inc. (U.S.), Change Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (U.S.), eClinicalworks (U.S.), and Practice Fusion, Inc. (U.S.).

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