A national survey of doctors found that many health care providers discovered that electronic health records (EHRs) help improve medical practice management by increasing practice efficiencies and cost savings.
- 79% of providers report that with an EHR, their practice functions more efficiently
- 82% report that sending prescriptions electronically (e-prescribing) saves time
- 68% of providers see their EHR as an asset with recruiting physicians
- 75% receive lab results faster
- 70% report enhances in data confidentiality
According to Bell, B. & Thornton, K. (2011), based on the size of a health system and the scope of their implementation, benefits for large hospitals can range from $37M to $59M over a five-year period in addition to incentive payments.
Electronic Health Records Create More Efficient Practices
- Improved medical practice management through integrated scheduling systems that link appointments directly to progress notes, automate coding, and managed claims
- Time savings with easier centralized chart management, condition-specific queries, and other shortcuts
- Enhanced communication with other clinicians, labs, and health plans through:
- Easy access to patient information from anywhere
- Tracking electronic messages to staff, other clinicians, hospitals, labs, etc.
- Automated formulary checks by health plans
- Order and receipt of lab tests and diagnostic images
- Links to public health systems such as registries and communicable disease data bases
Electronic Health Records Reduce Duplication of Testing
- Less utilization lowers cost
- EHRs can reduce the amount of time providers spend doing paperwork
- Administrative tasks that are streamlined thus significantly decreasing costs
- EHRs can deliver information in additional directions. EHRs can be programmed for information that needs to be shared with public health agencies or for the purpose of quality measurement.
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