43% of physicians yet to overcome productivity issues associated with EHRs & 3 other findings

Despite the prevalence in EHRs in healthcare, physician satisfaction remains an issue.

AmericanEHR Partners and the American Medical Association conducted a survey that found physician dissatisfaction with EHRs is higher now than five years ago, according to an American College of Physicians report. More than half of the survey's respondents reported a negative impact in regard to cost, productivity and efficiency questions.

Here are four findings from the study.

•    34 percent of respondents reported being satisfied or very satisfied with their EHRs
•    43 percent of respondents said they have yet to overcome productivity challenges related to their EHR
•    54 percent of respondents said their EHR increased total operating costs
•    72 percent of respondents though their EHR's ability to decrease workload was lacking

Though the report also found primary physicians were more likely than specialists to report satisfaction with their EHRs. On average primary care physicians have been using EHRs longer than specialists, suggesting overall physician satisfaction could rise over time.

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