Although the EHR adoption rate has more than doubled over the past decade, significantly bolstered by passage of the HITECH Act in 2009, satisfaction with EHR systems is definitely trending downward. A study published last year by the U.S. National Library of Medicine showed that a shocking 67% of physician respondents were dissatisfied with their EHR and 31% were actively considering switching EMR systems because of their dissatisfaction. Over 30% considered dissatisfaction with their EMR a primary contributor to physician burnout.
That's a lot of unhappiness—and a lot of practices potentially switching EHR vendors this year.
If you're in that situation yourself, there's much to consider before actually making a change, both in terms of challenges and opportunities for enhanced productivity and overall practice performance.Read More