Survey: Docs dissatisfied with EHR cost, functionality

Most physicians responding to a newly published survey by Medical Economics this week are dissatisfied with the functionality and cost of electronic health record systems. What's more, close to 70 percent of the survey's 1,000 respondents said that the Meaningful Use Incentive Program has not been worth the headaches involved with implementation and use of such systems.

Roughly 45 percent of respondents said that patient care has actually gotten worse following implementation of an EHR system. Additionally, 43 percent of respondents said that they've incurred significant financial losses as a result of adoption. Article

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