9 Areas of Improvement for EHR Systems

In general, electronic health record systems that are easier to use is the biggest improvement healthcare providers seek with regard to EHR systems, according to "4th Annual Healthcare IT Insights and Opportunities," a study conducted by CompTIA, a non-profit trade association.

For the study, researchers conducted an online survey of 375 physicians, dentists and other healthcare providers or administrators. Data collection occurred during November 2012.

According to the study, healthcare providers identified nine areas of improvement for EHRs:

•    Easier to use/less complex — 58 percent
•    Faster — 57 percent
•    Designed with the needs of the physician/healthcare provider in mind — 55 percent
•    Greater interoperability with other systems — 55 percent
•    More training — 45 percent
•    Lower ongoing costs — 38 percent
•    Better remote access and mobility features — 37 percent
•    Lower cost of initial purchase — 36 percent
•    Meaningful use assurances — 32 percent

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