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Survey: Physicians Split on EHR Systems' Effect on Health Care Delivery - iHealthBeat

Posted Jan 21 2011 10:58am
Survey: Physicians Split on EHR Systems' Effect on Health Care Delivery - iHealthBeat : " Physicians have different views as to whether health IT will improve health care, according to a new survey, Reuters reports.

For the report, Thomson Reuters and practice management company HCPlexus surveyed 2,958 physicians of various specialties on their views on health care reform, including health IT initiatives.

When asked about the impact of using electronic health records
* 39% of respondents said EHRs would help patients;
* 37% said the effect would be neutral; and
* 24% said EHRs would negatively affect care (Fox, Reuters, 1/19).

This is hardly surprising ! A good EMR ( which is designed for doctors and by doctors) will actually help to enhance the doctor's workflow and improve patient care. A badly designed EMR can create a real mess !
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