Interoperability marks top EHR improvement physicians want, survey finds

The majority of physicians agree interoperability is the top concern they'd like to address when it comes to EHRs, according to a Deloitte report.

Deloitte surveyed 624 primary care and specialty physicians for its poll on attitudes toward EHRs. The poll was conducted as part of the Deloitte 2018 Survey of U.S. Physicians, which is designed to be representative of the American Medical Association Masterfile with respect to years in practice, gender, geography, practice type and specialty.

Here are the most common improvements physicians said they would want to make to EHRs:

1. Make the current system more interoperable: 62 percent

2. Improve capability to easily add patient visit information: 58 percent

3. Make it seamlessly available and accessible by mobile devices: 39 percent

4. Better support workflow management across the continuum of care: 38 percent

5. Automate reporting to meet quality reporting requirements: 37 percent

5. Improve capability to generate custom reports on the patient population: 37 percent

7. No changes and would leave EHR system as is: 10 percent

To download Deloitte's report, click here.

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