Is Your EHR Worth the Investment?

September 25, 2013

Is your EHR helping or hurting your medical practice? How about your bottom line? Share your thoughts.

The majority of physicians now use EHRs, but that doesn't necessarily mean all of them are happy about it.

In fact, most of the EHR users who took Physicians Practice's 2013 Technology Survey, Sponsored by ZirMed, said they have seen no return on investment. 

Still, a recent survey put forth by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, the Deloitte 2013 Survey of U.S. Physicians, indicates that physician satisfaction with EHRs may be increasing.

Of the more than 600 physicians that took the survey: 
• Seventy four percent agreed that it has lead to faster and more accurate billing for services.
• Sixty seven percent agreed that it has lead to time saving through e-prescribing.
• Sixty seven percent agreed that it has lead to communication improvement and care coordination capabilities due to interoperability.

How has EHR use affected your practice? What benefits has it brought? What drawbacks? Overall, would you say it was worth the investment? 

Share your thoughts in the comments section below.