In November 2010 HealthLeaders Media conducted a survey of executives from healthcare provider organizations who work in a hospital or health system setting. The survey was brief, only three questions long and they received 183 responses.
The three questions asked involved:
- Plans Toward Implementing an EMR System
- Plans for Funding EMR Systems for Independent Medical Groups
- Would those EMR Solutions for Independent Medical Groups include a Practice Management Solution?
As you might expect the vast majority had plans to implement in the coming 3 years. Only 21% claimed to have a fully implemented system right now. Amazingly enough, 4% said they had no plans to implement an EMR system. Admittedly this is a small sample size but with 183 responses that means that 7 have no plans to implement an EMR system.
The results of the survey are interesting and amazingly easy to digest. You can read a results article and download the survey results (no charge) on the HealthLeaders Media website.