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Physician Happiness Key to EMR Success

October 17, 2007
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Satisfying physicians and clinician employees is a major factor driving EMR adoption in the hospital segment, according to the Boston-based Medical Records Institute (MRI)'s "2007 Survey of Electronic Medical Record Trends and Usage."

Key findings of the survey, co-sponsored by Netherlands-based Philips Speech Recognition Systems, include:

· Top priorities for strategic decisions in IT
- The need to improve clinical processes or workflow efficiency
- The need to improve quality of care

· Major factors driving EMR adoption in the hospital segment
- Patient safety considerations
- Efficiency and convenience
- Satisfaction of physicians and clinician employees

· Major barriers to implementing EMR systems
- Lack of adequate funding or resources
- Anticipated difficulties in changing to an EMR system
- Difficulty in creating a migration plan from paper
- Inability to find an EMR solution/components at an affordable cost

An extended summary of survey observations is available at the MRI Web site, and complete results can be downloaded here.

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