ONC: EHRs Meeting MU Criteria Viewed More Favorably by Physicians
Electronic health records meeting meaningful use criteria are seen by physicians as more beneficial and convenient, according to an infographic released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. The benefits of the EHR are also seen to increase with increased usage.
According to survey results, 79 percent of physicians using an EHR that does not meet meaningful use criteria feel the EHR produces clinical benefits for their practice. This increases to 88 percent of providers using an EHR that does meet meaningful use criteria, and 92 percent of providers who have been using a meaningful use-attested EHR for more than two years.
EHRs that do not meet meaningful use criteria are seen by 75 percent of physicians as helping the practice function more efficiently. EHRs that meet meaningful use criteria are seen by 79 percent as improving efficiency, and after two years of using an EHR that meets meaningful use criteria, 85 percent feel it increases efficiency.
Financial benefits were seen by 55 percent of physicians whose EHRs do not meet meaningful use criteria, as compared with 67 percent of physicians using an EHR that does meet meaningful use criteria and 72 percent of physicians who have been using such an EHR for more than two years.
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