July 23, 2012 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released it’s EHR data from a 2011 physician workflow study.
Data from the 2011 Physician Workflow study
• In 2011, 55% of physicians had adopted an electronic health record (EHR) system.
• About three-quarters of physicians who have adopted an EHR system reported that their system meets federal “meaningful use” criteria.
• Eighty-five percent of physicians who have adopted an EHR system reported being somewhat (47%) or very (38%) satisfied with their system.
• About three-quarters of adopters reported that using their EHR system resulted in enhanced patient care.
• Nearly one-half of physicians currently without an EHR system plan to purchase or use one already purchased within the next year.
• One goal of the federal 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act is to advance the use of health information technology by providing Medicare and Medicaid incentives to physicians and hospitals that adopt and demonstrate “meaningful use” (MU) of electronic health record (EHR) systems (1,2). This report presents a nationally representative profile of physician use of EHR systems.