2014 Annual Technology Survey
Conducted by Physicians Practice & Sponsored by Kareo
by Physicians Practice
Under 31 years old
31-40 years old
41-50 years old
51-60 years old
Over 60 years old
Type of Specialty
How big is your practice…
# of Full-time Physicians
Information Technology Problems
EHR adoption and implementation
Meeting *meaningful use* requirements
Costs to implement and use new technology
Keeping up with HIPAA privacy regulations and
Resistance to technology adoption by physicians or
IT/ Tech support
Keeping up with new technologies
Lack of interoperability between EHRs
Communicating with other departments/healthcare
Communicating with patients
53.1% say they have a
fully implemented EHR in their practice.
1st 2nd 3rd/4th 5th+
Are you on your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd EHR?
0.0% 5.0% 10.0% 15.0% 20.0% 25.0% 30.0% 35.0%
1 month or less
Up to 6 months
More than 6 months; less than a year
More than a year; less than 18 months
More than 18 months
Time Taken to Complete EHR Implementation
We got through it, but it
was more painful than it
needed to be.
A little bumpy but it could have
Smooth Sailing. Couldn’t have
asked for a much easier process,
given the nature of the change.
Traumatizing. I wouldn’t
have wished it on my
76.7% say all providers and staff who
should be using the EHR are doing so.
74.8% say they can access their EHR via
laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
91.4% say their EHR has security
measures in place to secure protected
Practices and Their EHR
40.5% say they
have seen a
return on their
a result of their
say they are satisfied with the
vendor they selected.
They’re too expensive
We’re planning on purchasing one
in the next 12 months
Couldn’t find a product that met
Invest less than the past two years
Invest more than the past two years
Invest about the same as the past
3 primary reasons
purchased an EHR
technology purchases in
the next 1-2 years
68.2% say they have attested to
Stage 1 of the government’s
meaningful use rules for EHR adoption.
40.2% say their EHR vendor has met
the Stage 2 certification
70% say they use mobile
communication devices in the
performance of their jobs.
What they use mobile communication devices for?
say their EHR has made their practice’s
work flow more efficient overall