Enthusiasm for EHRs is Dwindling


Physicians have been readily converting to electronic health records, but few are convinced that it actually improves the delivery of care. According to Accenture, 62% of doctors in 2012 believed EHR improved care, meanwhile in 2015, only 46% believe this is the case. In 2015, only 64% of respondents indicated that EHR reduced medical errors (that number was at 72% in 2012). Nonetheless 82% of physicians view EHR as a platform for patient engagement. The three main functions that physicians use their EHRs for are patient notes, e-prescribing and inputting clinical results. The three main functions that patients use their EHRs for are prescription refill requests, medical record access and telemonitoring to track their health.

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