For the first time ever, Physicians Practice has released a special Tech Report, highlighting our annual Technology Survey and other tech-based content for readers. The Tech Report includes thought-provoking articles and information for tech-minded physicians and practice managers wondering how their technology use stands in comparison to their peers.
The 2016 Tech Report features Physicians Practice’s annual Technology Survey, which asked more than 1,500 physicians and practice managers across the country about their health information technology use. How many practices have adopted an EHR? Are they utilizing the EHR to its fullest capabilities? What about getting a return on investment from the EHR — how many can say they’ve gotten there?
According to respondents, the EHR is still a mixed bag. Nearly half (46.1 percent) of respondents say that their practice is seeing fewer patients per day because of EHR usage and 74.3 percent said they have not seen a return on their EHR investment. The survey didn’t completely demonstrate a negative view on EHRs. Fifty-nine percent of practices say the EHR has improved documentation and 78 percent are using an app to access their EHR on a mobile device. And a majority of practices are satisfied with their EHR vendor.
Beyond the EHR, the Technology Survey reveals how practices are faring with Meaningful Use compliance, data security, health information exchange, mobile health, patient engagement technologies, and much more.
“This is a complete look at how technology is being adopted in small to mid-sized practices. The information [Read more…]