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Efficiency, convenience top concerns for EHR adopters

Physician Practice Advisor, September 13, 2006

Eighty-two percent of physician practices cited efficiency and convenience as top factors driving electronic health record (EHR) adoption, according to a survey conducted by the Medical Records Institute, a Boston-based organization that promotes EHR adoption.

Other major factors influencing EHR adoption for physician practices included increased revenue from better charge capture and coding (60%) and patient/physician satisfaction (53%).

Additional findings from the study include the following:

  • 40% of respondents' EHRs allow for remote access, and 21% of plan to enable remote access to in the future
  • 80% of do not plan to integrate radio frequency identification technology into their practices for tracking purposes
  • 7% of those surveyed said their EHR supports drug reference data access

Click here to download the Medical Records Institute survey.