According to KLAS, half of all 200+ bed hospitals will select a new EHR by 2016, but most have already decided which vendor they will use.http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/half-of-hospitals-will-purchase-new-EHR-47326-1.html?utm_campaign=daily-mar%201%202014&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter
What better time than Valentine’s Day to describe the intense love affair physicians have with their electronic medical records, according to a survey by Medical Economics. Regrets, they have a few.
According to a GlobalData report the market for electronic medical records will hit $17 billion in 2017. McKesson is the current market leader at $3.3 billion in sales for 2012, followed by Cerner at $2.7 billion and Allscripts at $1.5 billion.http://drugstorenews.com/article/report-market-electronic-health-records-reach-17-billion-2017
The Centers for Disease Control released a report on usage of electronic medical records by physicians, finding that 78.4% of physicians have some kind of EHR in 2013, up from 51% in 2010, but only 48.1% are using a "basic" system, one that would support meaningful use requirements.http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db143.pdf
As government auditors begin to look at the billions of dollars in EHR incentive payments, firms are having to return some of them that were inappropriately received.http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20131106/NEWS/311069943/some-ehr-payments-going-back-to-government-as-auditors-look-into?AllowView=VW8xUmo5Q21TcWJOb1gzb0tNN3RLZ0h0MWg5SVgra3NZRzROR3l0WWRMWGFWZjBIRWxiNUtpQzMyWmFxNTNvWUpiaWliUVF3eWtaVTUyZUZRZUl3bWlhUnFNV3JIOWk2WHFVZFI2b0MzNjJ1YTY2bTdOTkVidFNZOUU1akZ1czFtQzhEb3ZRcFMzL3B3MEpXNkJtblVaTHg4Ylk9
Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association examines the effects of pay-for-performance incentives on quality of care in smaller physician offices that use EHRs.
A report sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson foundation examines the current state of electronic medical record use in the United States.
Evidence from research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine based on adoption in Massachusetts of EHRs suggests no real cost benefit, even when not considering the costs of implementing and using the systems.