Originally published: October 28, 2010
Last updated: November 29, 2010 - 11:46am
A CompTIA finds that up to 50 percent of healthcare providers have either adopted electronic health records or are partially using them.
34 percent of healthcare providers now use a "comprehensive" electronic health records system and 16 percent said they are using a partial system.
About 29 percent said they are evaluating their options while 20 percent have not looked at the issue. The study, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points, was conducted in two parts and surveyed 370 U.S. information technology firms, about 40 percent of which do business in the healthcare sector, and 300 U.S. healthcare providers. Of those who have adopted electronic health records, 59 percent said they were "completely" or "mostly satisfied," and 36 percent said they were partly satisfied and partly dissatisfied, with dentists reporting higher rates of satisfaction, 70 percent compared with 57 percent for medical doctors. Reliability was cited as the biggest complaint by providers.
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