HIT trends are developing at a rapid rate. Are you keeping up with the pace? We at HIT Consultant know it’s hard to get beyond the basics regarding the latest in HIT. Therefore, we decided to dig a little deeper into the stats and facts surrounding a number of these so-called transformative trends.
After months of research and gathering multiple resources, we have compiled the latest facts and figures regarding a number of HIT related topics into an informative 4 part series we like to call Mind Blowing HIT Stats and Trends series.
Topics to be explored include everything from the effects of social media use to basic facts concerning healthcare reform. First up, we take a look at some revealing statistics regarding EMRs/EHRs and Meaningful Use.
Are EMRs/EHRs truly effective in enhancing the quality of care? What about the potential impact of medical billing software? Are such technologies being implemented to fulfill such promise or even their full potential? Read the facts below and decide for yourself.
After all, the devil is often in the details, or in this case, the data.
1. In 2011, 55% of physicians had adopted an electronic health record (EHR) system.
2. About three-quarters of physicians who have adopted an EHR system reported that their system meets federal “meaningful use” criteria.
3. Eighty-five percent of physicians who have adopted an EHR system reported being somewhat (47%) or very (38%) satisfied with their system.
4. About three-quarters of adopters reported that using their EHR system resulted in enhanced patient care.
5. Nearly one-half of physicians currently without an EHR system plan to purchase or use one already purchased within the next year.
Source: CDC’s Center for National Health Statistics
75% of patients are willing to go online to view their medical records
76% are willing to view test results
Only 41% of physicians have EMR systems capable of giving patients timely access to patient’s medical records
62% of patients want to correspond online with their primary physician about their health, but only 46% of physicians have EMR systems capable of communicating patient-specific information to help patients make decisions about their health
65% of patients want appointment reminders via e-mail, but only 44% of physicians have EMR systems that provide guideline-based follow-up or screening reminders.
Roughly 40% cited financial problems as their practice’s biggest hurdle, whereas another 40% listed EHR implementation itself
46% said they fear the higher costs and overhead associated with EHR systems, and 15% are worried about decreases in practice productivity.
Source: Out of the 100 primary care physicians recently polled about electronic health record (EHR) systems by Hello Health
$150M in venture capital has been poured into the EMR/EHR market in the last 18 months
Source: Mercom Capital Group
14. 28% of hospitals are scanning all patient records
15. 72% of hospitals are utilizing full time employees for scanning patient records
16. 36% of hospitals expect to hold on to their paper records
17. 48% expect of healthcare providers expect to use paper and electronic records for patient care for the next 1-3 years
Source: Digital Healthcare: Where Are We Now
18. Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record payments are approaching $7 billion since its inception
19. $6.9 billion paid out to 143,800 physicians and hospitals in total program estimates through the end of August 2012.
Source: EHR Incentive Payments
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