Some interesting tidbits…
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology’s most recent data briefs, reporting hospital adoption of EHR technology based on American Hospital Association (AHA) data, indicated the number of nonfederal acute-care hospitals with EHR systems–also known as electronic medical record (EMR) systems–has more than tripled since 2009, increasing from 12.2 percent to 44.4 percent.
Use of electronic active medication lists and clinical decision support rules increased to 87 percent, from 62 percent and 66 percent, respectively. The percentage of hospitals using computerized provider order entry (CPOE) jumped 167 percent, from 27 percent in 2008 to 72 percent in 2012.
The ACP/AmericanEHR study showed user satisfaction fell 12 percent from 2010 to 2012, with the percentage of very dissatisfied clinicians increasing by 10 percent. Thirty-nine percent of physicians would not recommend their EHR to a colleague. The numbers were similar for physicians in a variety of practice settings.
…physicians do not like being forced to use electronic technologies and that EHRs do not measure up to what they are used to in their day-to-day lives, which include iPad apps and smartphones, saying that record systems are fairly rigid with a flat interface.