Electronic health records (EHRs) have become an integral part of the healthcare system, but how do clinicians view this technology? In a study conducted by Nuance, researchers analyze multiple factors in how clinicians view and use EHRs in everyday care.
The study used an online survey to ask a variety of questions to C-Suite, IT leadership and additional clinicians to gauge their views on EHRs in healthcare. The study included the following:
When asked how confident they were in their organizations to realize the benefits on EHR:
- Overall, 83 percent reported confidence in EHRs.
- 46.7 percent were somewhat confident.
- 35.9 percent reported being very confident.
When asked how their administrative staff or resources have changed in response to EHRs:
- 77 percent reported changes in training and support.
- 63 percent reported changes in software development.
- 61 percent reported changes in staff involved with information governance.
When asked what the organizations is doing to improve clinicians' satisfaction with EHRs:
- 82 percent reported improvements in education of staff.
- 75 percent reported improvements in existing technologies.
- 67 percent reported improvements in adopting new technologies.
When asked how to further improve the financial impact of EHRs:
- 67 percent reported the ability to capture reimbursements.
- 54 percent reported reductions in denied claims.
- 52 percent reported improved performance under Bundled payments.