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Infographic: Can the EHR Save Private Practice?

Posted by Matthew Smith on Oct 30, 2013 12:52:00 PM

EHR, EMR, Medical practiceIn the past few years, some studies have suggested that private practices--especially those with fewer than 10 providers -- are on the way out. One study reported in JAMA Internal Medicine suggested a steady decline of 2% a year. However, other recent surveys show that this isn't the direction that providers want to go in, and it isn't what patients want.

Undoubtedly, there are many challenges that stand in the way of maintaining practice autonomy, but with the right tools it may be possible to thrive and grow--and part of the solution is technology. While many physicians in practices with five providers or fewer are still hesitant to adopt and EHR (only about 50% have an EHR today), the potential benefits are indisputable as shown in this infographic.

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Source: Getting Paid

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Topics: EHR, EMR, Electronic Health Records, Patient Records, Physicians, Independent Practice

Study Says 84% of US Consumers Want EHR Access (With Infographic)

Posted by Matthew Smith on Oct 14, 2013 11:05:00 AM

EMR, EHR, Tablet, Patient RecordsAccording to a recent Accenture survey, 84% of US consumers believe they should have full access to their electronic medical records while only a third of physicians (34%) share this belief.

The survey found that 41% of consumers are willing to switch physicians to gain online access to their EMRs, highlighting the growing trend towards patient engagement. The online survey included more than 9,000 people in nine countries ages 18+ to assess consumer perceptions of their medical providers’ electronic capabilities across nine countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, Singapore, Spain and the United States. The survey, which included 1,000 U.S. consumers, was fielded by Harris Interactive in July 2013.

To highlight the findings, Accenture has released an infographic that illustrates the key findings of the Accenture Consumer Survey on Patient Engagement and explores whether doctors are delivering on the growing patient demand for access to EMRs and other electronic capabilities.

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Topics: EHR, EMR, Accenture, Patient Records, Health Records

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