Kareo - 2014 Great American Physician Survey

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Conducted by Physicians Practice & Sponsored by Kareo

1,311 physicians surveyed by Physicians Practice

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Kareo - 2014 Great American Physician Survey

  1. 1. 2014 Annual Technology Survey Conducted by Physicians Practice & Sponsored by Kareo
  2. 2. 1,442 physicians and medical personnel surveyed by Physicians Practice
  3. 3. Demographics 3.6% 16.0% 26.7% 33.0% 20.8% Age Under 31 years old 31-40 years old 41-50 years old 51-60 years old Over 60 years old 33.1% 31.0% 11.7% 6.6% 17.6% Type of Specialty Primary Care Medical Specialty Multispecialty Surgical Specialty Other
  4. 4. 64% of practices surveyed are independent
  5. 5. How big is your practice… 28.0% 32.5% 13.0% 13.3% 3.7% 9.5% # of Full-time Physicians Solo Practice 2-5 Physicians 6-10 Physicians 11-30 Physicians 31-50 Physicians 51+ Physicians
  6. 6. 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 security Resistance to technology adoption by physicians or staff IT/ Tech support Keeping up with new technologies Lack of interoperability between EHRs Communicating with other departments/healthcare Training Staff Communicating with patients Other 16.8% 11.1% 13.3% 4.2% 6.7% 8.2% 6.9% 15.6% 4.0% 3.4% 3.9% 5.9%
  7. 7. 53.1% say they have a fully implemented EHR in their practice. 64.9% 24.5% 8.0% 2.6% 0.0% 10.0% 20.0% 30.0% 40.0% 50.0% 60.0% 70.0% 1st 2nd 3rd/4th 5th+ Are you on your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd EHR?
  8. 8. 13.1% 30.6% 25.2% 14.6% 16.4% 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 EHR Implementation Transition Process We got through it, but it was more painful than it needed to be. A little bumpy but it could have been worse. 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 worst enemy.
  9. 9. 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 health information. Practices and Their EHR
  10. 10. 40.5% say they have seen a return on their investment as a result of their EHR.
  11. 11. 57% say they are satisfied with the vendor they selected.
  12. 12. Technology Purchases They’re too expensive We’re planning on purchasing one in the next 12 months Couldn’t find a product that met our needs Invest less than the past two years Invest more than the past two years Invest about the same as the past two years 3 primary reasons practices haven’t purchased an EHR 24.6% 34.4% Expected major technology purchases in the next 1-2 years
  13. 13. 68.2% say they have attested to Stage 1 of the government’s meaningful use rules for EHR adoption. Meaningful Use 40.2% say their EHR vendor has met the Stage 2 certification requirements.
  14. 14. 70% say they use mobile communication devices in the performance of their jobs.
  15. 15. What they use mobile communication devices for? Recordkeeping/ gaining access to patient records Reading journal articles Looking up information important to making specific diagnosis Looking up drug information Looking up information on treatment for specific conditions Accessing CME opportunities
  16. 16. 46.9% say their EHR has made their practice’s work flow more efficient overall
  17. 17. 46.5% say their practice has Patient Portal

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