Small Medical Offices Typically Use a Wide Variety of EHR Products, Survey Shows
May 29, 2015 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care
A survey of physicians found that larger practices typically use one of a handful of electronic health record (EHR) vendors, while smaller practices frequently use EHRs from a wider variety of vendors, states a May 18, 2015, American College of Physicians (ACP) press release. The survey of nearly 1,400 clinicians by AmericanEHR Partners, a group founded by ACP and Cientis Technologies, found that 60% of practices that had 26 or more clinicians used one of 10 EHR products while 51% of practices that had one to three clinicians used one of 10 EHR products. "The key finding is that data shows that larger practices tend to be more focused on the same systems," said Shari M. Erickson, MPH, senior vice president of ACP's Division of Governmental Affairs and Medical Practice.