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Physicians Positive About EHRs

Posted by Alok Prasad on Thu, Jul 19, 2012 @ 11:36 AM

Most office-based physicians who have adopted electronic health records are satisfied with the systems they have chosen and have noted improved patient care, according to a survey by the Department of Health and Human Services.

The survey, conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was released July 18.

Fifty-five percent of responding physicians indicated they had adopted at least some EHR technology in their practices. In addition, 85 percent of physicians who have adopted EHRs said they were somewhat (47 percent) or very (38 percent) satisfied with their EHR system. Additionally, a majority of the physicians said they would purchase their EHR systems again, further indicating their satisfaction with the new technology.

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