Survey: 24% of Physicians Concerned About Negative Effects of EMR on Healthcare

A survey conducted by Thomson Reuters and HCPLexus suggests physicians are generally concerned about the negative effect of healthcare reform and electronic medical records on patient care, according to the executive summary.

The 2011 National Physicians Survey surveyed approximately 3,000 physicians, who were asked questions about their thoughts on healthcare reform and the impact of EMRs.

Results from the survey are as follows:

•    Twenty-four percent of respondents feel EMRs will have a negative effect on patient care.
•    Physicians who provide longitudinal patient care and are less procedure-oriented were more positive about EMR adoption.
•    Sixty-five percent of physicians feel that quality of healthcare will deteriorate over the next five years.
•    Seventy-eight percent of physicians feel PPACA would have a negative impact on their practices, citing main frustrations with non-physician providers' compensation.

Read the executive summary about EMR and PPACA.

Read other coverage about EMRs:

- Half of Hospitals May Not Meet Meaningful Use Standards

- 6 Predictions on Stage 2 Meaningful Use

- Dr. David Blumenthal: Imaging Could Be Part of Meaningful Use

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