HHS Says Doctors are Satisfied with their EHR Technology

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service recently issued a press release reporting the results of a national survey of office-based physicians. According to the survey, 55 percent of responding physicians in 2011 said they have adopted at least some EHR technology in their practices. In addition, 85 percent of physicians who have adopted EHRs said they were somewhat (47 percent) or very (38 percent) satisfied with their web based EHR software. Additionally, a majority of the physicians said they would purchase their EHR softwares again, further indicating their satisfaction with the new technology.

The release quotes HHS Secretary Sebelius as saying, “Physicians are increasingly recognizing the importance of electronic health record technology to their patient’s health care and the efficient operation of their practices. When doctors use this secure technology, their patients get better care and more efficient care.”