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EHR Impacts for Physician Practices

Percent of Physicians with EHRs Agreeing their EHR has the Following Impacts
2011

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Percent of EHR Adopters Reporting their EHR...
Percent of EHR adopters Produces clinical benefits for my practice My practice functions more efficiently Produces financial benefit for my practice
Significant differences at p<0.05 are noted:
a: 'EHR meets MU criteria' significantly different from 'EHR does not meet MU criteria or unknown'
b: 'EHR meets MU criteria with 2 years or more EHR experience' significantly different from 'EHR meets MU criteria with 0-1 years EHR experience'
c: 'EHR meets MU criteria with 2 years or more EHR experience' significantly different from 'EHR does not meet MU criteria or unknown with 2 years or more EHR experience'
d: 'EHR does not meet MU criteria or unknown with 2 years or more EHR experience' significantly different from 'EHR does not meet MU criteria or unknown with 0-1 years EHR experience'
Overall 100 86 78 64
EHR meets MU criteria 76 88 (a) 79 67 (a)
  With 0-1 years EHR experience 15 71 52 44
  With 2 years or more EHR experience 61 92 (b, c) 85 (b) 72 (b, c)
EHR does not meet MU criteria or unknown 24 79 75 55
  With 0-1 years EHR experience 5 69 58 41
  With 2 years or more EHR experience 19 83 79 (d) 58
Summary:

The majority of office-based physicians with electronic health records (EHR) reported their EHRs had clinical, efficiency, and financial benefits for their practice. Physicians with EHRs meeting meaningful use (MU) criteria were more likely to report some benefits than physicians with other EHRs. Among physicians with MU EHRs, those with 2 or more years EHR experience were more likely to report benefits than those with less experience.

Source:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Physician Workflow Survey.

Notes:

Data represent office-based physicians with EHR systems (n=1,793). Missing was excluded for each of the impacts (< 6%).

Suggested Citation:

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. 'Percent of Physicians with EHRs Agreeing their EHR has the Following Impacts,' Health IT Quick-Stat #8. dashboard.healthit.gov/quickstats/pages/EHR-Impacts.php. September 2013.