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New Report Highlights Relationship Between EHR Training and
Satisfaction As well as the Usability of Features Important for
Achieving Meaningful Use
October 20, 2011
Washington- A report released today by AmericanEHR Partners
highlights physicians' experiences with the usability of EHRs to
achieve some Meaningful Use requirements. The survey data, from
more than 2,300 physicians, was collected from April 2010 to July
2011 on satisfaction with their use of EHR systems. It also
provides strong evidence that clinicians do not receive adequate
training to effectively use their EHRs.
The survey was conducted collaboratively with the American
Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, the American College of
Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association of Medical
Informatics, the Infectious Disease Society of America, and the
Renal Physicians Association. Key findings from the report
"This report from AmericanEHR Partners demonstrates the power of
collecting standardized user satisfaction ratings across multiple
specialties," said Dr. Michael S. Barr, senior vice president for
medical practice, professionalism and quality at the American
College of Physicians. "We hope the insights gathered from this
report will lead to better strategies for initial EHR training and
better usability for clinicians working on Meaningful Use
"The AmericanEHR Partners survey data strongly suggest that many
physicians may be receiving an inadequate amount of initial
training on how to use their EHR," noted Cientis CEO Dr. Alan
Brookstone. "Our analysis showed a substantial increase in overall
EHR satisfaction after three to five days of initial training.
Consequently, we recommend this amount of training when
implementing an EHR system. Advanced Meaningful Use features, such
as formulary checking, required at least one week of training to
show a significant improvement in usability."
The full report, The Correlation of Training Duration With
EHR Usability and Satisfaction: Implications For Meaningful,
and a corresponding chart pack can be downloaded at www.americanehr.com/education/research-reports.aspx.
(Free registration is required for download.) An accompanying
report, Market Share and Top 10 Rated Ambulatory EHR Products
by Practice Size, is also available for download.
AmericanEHR Partners continually collects and reports data on
user satisfaction with EHRs, health information technology, and the
intention to purchase EHR systems. Within the past four months, the
American Academy of Dermatology, the American Academy of Neurology,
the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society of
Clinical Oncology have joined the AmericanEHR Partners program.
HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) also
recently joined as a content partner. The growing number of
collaborators will contribute the depth and breadth of data
AmericanEHR Partners can collect, analyze and provide in order to
advance the use of health information technology to improve
Partners is a free online resource designed to aid the medical
community with the selection, implementation, and effective use of
health information technology and electronic health records (EHR).
It does not endorse any electronic healthcare record vendor.
AmericanEHR Partners was founded by the American College of
Physicians and Cientis Technologies and is supported by 14
additional professional societies and content partners with a
combined membership of more than 350,000 clinicians. AmericanEHR
Partners currently has more than 10,500 registered members,
representing more than 208,000 clinicians in member practices. Free
detailed satisfaction ratings on more than 30 EHRs certified by an
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information
Technology Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) are
currently available to registered users.
The American College of Physicians is
the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest
physician group in the United States. ACP members include 132,000
internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists,
and medical students. Internists specialize in the prevention,
detection, and treatment of illness in adults. Follow ACP on
Cientis Technologies Inc.
is an international developer of web-based tools to assist
clinicians and their medical practice teams in the selection,
adoption, and use of Electronic Health Records systems and related
healthcare technologies. The Cientis Technologies platform helps
clinicians improve care and enhance efficiency through education on
the effective use of health information technology.
David Kinsman, (202) 261-4554, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alan Brookstone, MD (604) 813-6729, email@example.com