Interesting findings from the latest Medical Records EHR Survey

The latest Medical Records EHR Survey (Sep 2006) stresses the importance of workflow and lists forces driving the implementation of EHR systems.

What is your priority for strategic decisions in IT?

  • The “need to improve clinical processes or workflow efficiency” is the number one priority for most respondents.
  • “The need to improve quality of care” takes second place, and “the need to share data” takes third place.

Priority for strategic decisions in IT

What are the factors driving the need for EHR systems?

  • Rises to 81.7% in physician practice setting
  • Satisfaction of physicians and clinician employees

Methods used to enter clinical information into EHR

What methods do you use to enter clinical information into your EHR? ?

  • More than half use keyboard and mouse for free text and unstructured data entry
  • 22% are using speech recognition

Methods used to enter clinical information

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