e-MDs Solution Series Chart electronic health record (EHR) received the top overall score in the American Academy of Family Physicians’ (AAFP) Family Practice Management (FPM) 2009 EHR User Satisfaction Survey. The survey, previously conducted in 2005 and 2007, was markedly expanded this year to include responses from 2,012 family practice physicians using a total of 22 EHR systems.
The FPM 2008 EHR survey serves as a valuable and current resource to family physicians looking to purchase or replace an EHR system for their practice. Survey participants were asked to respond to 13 questions on topics such as: “Overall the EHR is easy and intuitive to use,” “Documenting care is easy and effective with this EHR,” “Finding and reviewing information is easy with the EHR,” etc. The responses were totaled and overall e-MDs had the highest score amongst 22 vendors.
This marks the third time this survey has been conducted by Family Practice Management. e-MDs Solution Series Chart also received top rankings on the two prior surveys conducted in 2005 and 2007.
“We are deeply honored to have performed so well in such a carefully designed, thorough and objective survey of family practice physicians using electronic health records.” said Dr. Michael Stearns, President and CEO of e-MDs. “The quality of care benefits of health information technology will never be realized until physicians are satisfied with how EHRs perform at many levels. As before, we will use the information garnered from this survey to help us guide continued improvements to our EHR and the services we provide.”