Will this doctor be able to replace his hair?
Confirming EHR misery for doctors, this article in Healthcare Technology Online
gives more details on the Black Book Rankings
’ 2013 State of the Ambulatory EHR Market
report that we presented back in February
when early findings were released. Out of their 17,000 users from solo practitioners to 100+ doctor practices, 31 percent of respondents were dissatisfied enough with their EHR to consider making a change with 18% seeking to change systems within the next year. Poor usability led the reasons why. But there’s 84 percent plus queasiness about vendor viability, reasonable when there are 600+ vendors and a number have already gone out of business leaving their practices stranded. The basics aren’t enough–must-haves are support for mobile devices (80 percent), data sharing and integration (83 percent) and patient portal (58 percent). And it has to be Web-based/SaaS based (70 percent). One detail: confirmation of the anecdotal ‘we jumped too fast to get the Meaningful Use money’. #EHRbacklash, indeed.