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Software Advice UserView: EHR Report Early Results

Software Advice is surveying EHR users to find out which systems they're using, their key benefits and top challenges. We report on the results so far.

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Software Advice UserView: EHR Report Early Results

  1. 1. Software Advice UserView: EHR Survey Early Results Lessons from real software users
  2. 2. Software Advice is currently surveying EHR users to find out which systems they're using, as well as those systems’ key benefits and top challenges. The survey is ongoing, but we report on the results so far, including: • EHR users are investing more in patient portals in 2014. • Many EHR users are accessing their systems on tablets and smartphones. • Slowed user productivity and poor integration are key challenges. Abstract
  3. 3. EHR Users’ 2014 Investment Plans Patient portals are the application category where the most EHR users are investing in 2014, with 35 percent saying their investments in patient portals are increasing. Patient portal Electronic health record E-prescribing Lab integration Health information exchange Medical billing Patient scheduling Business intelligence Picture archiving system Radiology information system 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% Increase Stay the same Decrease Don't know
  4. 4. Devices Used to Access EHRs Percent of sample Over one-third of EHR users access their systems on tablets; 20 percent use smartphones to access EHRs. Desktop Laptop Tablet Smartphone 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
  5. 5. How Well EHRs Deliver on Key Benefits Over half of users surveyed say their EHR delivers every benefit on our list “well” or “very well,” but easy access and more legible records rank highest. Easy access to records More robust/legible records Drug interaction alerts More accurate/profitable billing Critical lab value alerts Improved population tracking Preventive care reminders Coordination with other providers Improved outcomes tracking Improved patient engagement 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% Very well Well Poorly Very poorly
  6. 6. Top Challenges Faced by EHR Users Slowed user productivity and poor integration with other systems are the key challenges cited by EHR users. Lack of customization is also a pain point for many. Slowed productivity Integration with other systems Customization Importing existing records Learning to use Instability/bugs/latency Costs Deficient functionality End-user adoption Achieving meaningful use 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% Major challenge Moderate Minor Not a challenge
  7. 7. Top 10 Vendors by User Satisfaction McKesson products, IOS Medios and Amazing Charts top the list of vendors with the highest customer satisfaction ratings. Medisoft (by McKesson) Lytec (by McKesson) IOS Medios Amazing Charts EHR AllMeds EHR Practice Fusion ChartLogic eClinicalWorks gMed e-MDs 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% Very satisfied Somewhat satisfied Somewhat unsatisfied Very unsatisfied
  8. 8. Demographics: EHR Users by Practice Size About half our sample comes from small practices (3 doctors or fewer). Medium (4-10 doctors) and large (11+ doctors) practices make up about one-quarter each. 48% 26% 27% Large Medium Small
  9. 9. Demographics: EHR Users by Practice Type Primary care and internal medicine are the most commonly-reported medical specialties, accounting for 10 percent of the sample each. 41% 3% 3% 4%4% 6% 6% 6% 6% 10% 10% Primary care Internal medicine Pediatrics Mental health Cardiology Health center Surgery Multi-specialty Physical therapy Pain management Other
  10. 10. Read the full report Get free price quotes on top EHR software Get unbiased reviews & free demos on top EHR software Learn More About EHR Software Read Report Get Free Quotes Get Free Demos
  11. 11. Software Advice™ is a trusted resource for software buyers. The company's website,, provides detailed reviews, comparisons and research to help organizations choose the right software. Meanwhile, the company’s team of software analysts provide free telephone consultations to help each software buyer identify systems that best fit their needs. In the process, Software Advice connects software buyers and sellers, generating high-quality opportunities for software vendors. @SoftwareAdvice /company/software-advice @SoftwareAdvice/SoftwareAdvice