Do EHRs improve data sharing, daily workflow? Medical professionals weigh in

The majority of medical professionals — 86 percent — agree EHRs make it easier to provide services and care to patients, according to a Select Hub report.

For the report, the technology selection management company surveyed 107 medical professionals — including administrators, medical practitioners and nurses, among others — who use EHRs and 1,007 U.S. consumers with access to EHRs about their attitudes toward the health IT solution.

Here's how medical professionals responded when asked whether EHRs made several specific tasks easier.

1. Providing services and care to patients: 86 percent

2. Sharing patient data with other healthcare providers and organizations: 85 percent

3. An average workday: 81 percent

4. Identifying potential issues or errors in patients' medical records: 80 percent

5. Managing patient billing: 77 percent

6. Communication with patients' insurance providers: 72 percent

7. Direct communication with patients: 63 percent

8. Communication with co-workers and throughout the workplace: 63 percent

Click here to view the full report.

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