Majority of doctors have implemented an ehr/emr system

Just less than a decade ago, patient records were stored in printed, color-coded files that required a tremendous amount of time and effort from the both the doctor and the office staff. Now, there are EHR/EMR (Electronic Health/Medical Record) systems, which offer many benefits to doctors and their workers, but have the majority of physicians implemented these programs into their practices yet?

Currently, nearly two-thirds (65%) of physicians say that have completely implemented an EHR/EMR system, according to the Sources & Interactions Study, March 2015 – Medical/Surgical Edition. The vast majority (86%) of doctors say they have at least started the implementation process, but 14% say they have not started the implementation or do not plan on implementing the system.

Of those that have implemented, who has accessed their system so far? 97% of physicians who have implemented the system say they themselves access it along with other physicians. 80% say that nurses, NPs and PAs access it and 80% say office staff 

The Sources & Interactions™ Study is a detailed examination of doctors’ online and mobile activities, e-detailing experience, and exposure to (and evaluation of) information sources including traditional and emerging media, pharma reps, CME, convention and more. The study is conducted every six months and targets more than 3,000 physicians annually across 22 specialties, exploring their media preferences and habits. Sources & Interactions was designed to help marketers and their agencies cost-effectively allocate resources to their overall promotional mix, and provide publishers with specific insight about where their offerings fit into physicians (and other healthcare professionals’) information inventory.

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