Jan 19, 2011 EMR: What Do Doctors Really Think?
Our client HCPlexus, the publisher of The Little Blue Book, teamed up with Thomson Reuters to get the DL on what docs really think about electronic medical records (EMR). Here are highlights of what they learned from the 2,958 U.S. physicians surveyed:
• 39 percent say that EMRs will help patients.
• 37 percent expect EMRs will have a neutral effect.
• 24 percent believe EMRs will negatively impact healthcare.
However, some survey participants cited concerns over patients’ privacy.
With numbers like these, it’s clear that it will still take a good deal of time for EMR’s promise to be widely fulfilled.