Survey on Impact of EHR Adoption and EHR Implementation

Here’s a short summary of a survey on the impact of EHR adoption and the major challenges of EHR implementation:

Stamford, Conn.- based IVANS Inc., a provider of electronic communications services to insurance and healthcare companies, surveyed 508 healthcare providers throughout the United States in April 2009.

According to the survey providers do see the benefits of healthcare IT, with 66 percent of those surveyed believing that EHRs can have a positive impact on their business, and 74 percent believing EHRs can have a positive impact on the healthcare industry overall.

The biggest challenge to implementation cited by providers was, “lack of budget” (82 percent) followed by “lack of awareness and expertise.”

I’m not sure how well this survey was executed, but the results seem to match what I’ve experienced in the EHR industry as well.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

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