As many as 17 percent of all currently implemented physician practices are considering changing electronic health record (EHR) vendors by the end of 2013, according to a new report from market researcher Black Book Rankings.
For the report, 17,000 medical practices that actively use EHR systems were surveyed. Of those users considering a switch, 80 percent said the solution does not meet the individual needs of the practice, including workflow; 79 percent said the practice did not adequately assess its own needs needs before selecting the original EHR; and 77 percent said the EHR design is not suited for their practice's specialties. Additionally, eight percent of responders said they are dissatisfied enough to make a change, but cannot afford to do so.
Providers in nephrology (88 percent), urology (85 percent) and ophthalmology (80 percent) said that their EHR system failed to meet their needs, while the greatest satisfaction rates were from providers in internal medicine, family medicine, and general practice.
“The high performance vendors that will emerge as viable past 2015 are those dedicating responsive teams to address customers’ current demands,” Black Book’s managing partner Doug Brown said in a statement. Brown also said that the “meaningful use incentives created an artificial market for dozens of immature EHR products.”
North Carolina-based health IT company Lenovo Health and Orbita, a Boston-based connected home healthcare company, launched a virtual home care solution and showcased the technology at HIMSS17 in Orlando.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has announced five winners in Phase 2 of the “Move Health Data Forward” Challenge, a contest to develop solutions to help with the flow of health information.
At the HIMSS17 conference in Orlando on Monday, The National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) unveiled NATE’s Blue Button Directory (NBBD) and is demonstrating it as part of the Federal Health Architecture’s demonstrations in the HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase.
At the HIMSS17 conference in Orlando, the nonprofit Regenstrief Institute announced a partnership with analytics vendor Health Catalyst involving Regenstrief's artificial intelligence-powered text analytics technology.
Cybersecurity has been elevated to a central concern for healthcare providers, with more attention at the board level and the C-suite, according to a new survey by Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The study found that 42 percent of organizations have a vice president or C-level official in charge of cybersecurity and for 39 percent of organizations, the head of cybersecurity is at the director level.