Electronic health record adoption is a "psychological roller coaster" for small physician practices, according to a report by the Washington Idaho Regional Extension Center (WIREC).
Physician opinions on electronic health records appears to be generally positive, according to the results of a new survey published by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Thirty-eight percent of the survey's 3,088 respondents reported that they're "highly satisfied" with their systems, while 37 percent said that they "liked" their EHR.
Physicians are not happy with electronic health records and other aspects of their practices, according to a new study released by the Physicians' Foundation.
A doctor's greenness has little bearing on patient outcomes when a hospital's rapid response team is deployed, according to a new study published in the journal Resuscitation .
Physician adoption of electronic health record systems continues to increase at a steady pace, with about half of all physicians overall using one, according to SK&A's latest survey of physician practices.
I received a number of comments and other feedback agreeing with last week's commentary that EHR satisfaction reports, particularly from the government, should be taken with a g rain of salt ....
As the Meaningful Use Work Group of the Health IT Policy Committee prepares its recommendations for Meaningful Use Stage 3, its members should take a long hard look at the difference between the...
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Health systems have been ramping up efforts to lure cardiologists and specialty physicians; however, some healthcare leaders claim aggressive doc acquisitions hike costs and leave patients stuck in the middle.
There is a lot of griping about the adoption of EHRs--and with good reason. They're expensive, disrupt established workflow, require new training, contain design flaws and are error-prone. Even physicians who are eager to make them work are struggling.
My youngest is graduating high school this week, and believe me, it's bittersweet. But it's time for her to move on into uncharted territory. And so it is with EHRs. They represent an uncomfortable transition into uncharted territory.
But aren't all transitions challenging? It seems that some of the resistance by physicians to adopt EHRs is that it takes them out of their comfort zones and into new territory. Yet that's not always a bad thing. In fact, sometimes it's necessary and even welcome.