Survey: EHRs' Positive, Negative Effects on Physician Practices

Physicians offer split opinions on the benefits and shortcomings of implementing electronic health records in their practice. Nearly the same percentage of physicians reported EHRs improve clinical operations as the percentage who said they worsen clinical operations, according to a recent survey from Medscape.

The survey gathered responses from 18,575 physicians across 25 specialties.

Here are EHRs' top four positive effects as reported by physicians.

  1. Improves documentation: 63 percent
  2. Improves collections: 39 percent
  3. Improves clinical operations: 34 percent
  4. Improves patient service: 32 percent

Here are EHRs' top four negative effects as reported by physicians.

  1. Worsens patient service: 38 percent
  2. Worsens clinical operations: 35 percent
  3. Worsens documentation: 27 percent
  4. Worsens collections: 9 percent

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