What’s Your EHR Motivation?

Ever since I first got a job implementing an EMR system, I’ve been fascinated with the idea of the benefits that could be had with using an EMR. In fact, back in 2006, I started a list of EMR and EHR benefits on my EMR and HIPAA blog. I haven’t touched the page in a while, so I think I’m going to do a series of posts on EMR and HIPAA about each possible benefit.

Before I dive into those details, I thought it would be interesting to post a poll about what is motivating a physician’s use of EHR. This is a simple poll, and it’s meant to be simple. Notice that it says most influences. We all know that both things influence decisions. I did add the “Other” option though for those that might want to share something else.

I think this poll will be quite revealing. I’ll be sure to share the results in a future post.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.

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  • Once you’ve seen what even one doctor can do with an EHR, you are hooked. When you first log into a working patient portal, and see piles of info about yourself, you are hooked. And the first time your data is used to save your life, or at least avoid some tests – if this ever happens, you’ll probably be hooked too!

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