Healthcare Providers Find EHR Implementation as Challenging as Expected

Overall, healthcare providers rated the electronic health record adoption process as being as challenging as they had expected, 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.

Here is the how healthcare providers rated the EHR implementation process, according to the survey:

Much better than expected — 8 percent
Better than expected — 19 percent
Worse than expected — 32 percent  
About as expected — 34 percent

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