Study: Physician EHR Satisfaction Rates on the Decline

New research indicates that a growing number of physicians are dissatisfied with their current EHR as they strive to meet meaningful use requirements.

As if proving meaningful use of an EHR weren't challenging enough, physician satisfaction with the means to getting there is on the decline.

According to new research being unveiled at the HIMSS13 Conference in New Orleans, there was a 12 percent drop in satisfied physician EHR users between 2010 and 2012 and a corresponding increase of 10 percent in dissatisfied users over the same time period. The survey, from Vancouver-based Cientis Technologies, is based on replies from 4,270 clinicians, 70 percent of whom are from practices with 10 or fewer physicians.

Presenting the data at HIMSS13 will be William S. Underwood and Alan Brookstone, CEO of Cientis Technologies. Brookstone is a family physician with 25 years of medical practice experience in rural and urban practice setting. In 2004, he established Cientis, which facilitates the adoption and use of health IT for clinicians.

In this podcast, Brookstone explains some of the survey data and offers advice to physicians about how to avoid transitioning from a satisfied to dissatisfied user of an EHR system.

Brookstone and Underwood's session is scheduled for March 5 from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Read the entire AmericanEHR study data here.

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