4 measures of EHR, clinical documentation effectiveness

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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.