Physicians don’t think highly about the ability of electronic health records (EHRs) to support clinical outcomes, according to Deloitte’s “2016 Survey of U.S. Physicians.” Less than half (47%) of physicians agree that EHR capabilities improve clinical outcomes. That’s down from the 2014 survey, in which 55% of physicians believed the same. In a blog post on Deloitte’s website, Mitch Morris, MD, the company’s global sciences and heath care industry leader, outlines just what’s at stake. He notes that 62% of physicians would like to see EHRs become more interoperable, while 57% want improved workflow and productivity.
These last points will likely be critical with the implementation of MACRA, wrote Morris, because EHRs and interoperability are, in his view, a fundamental part of virtually every aspect of the CMS payment regulations.
Source: Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, “2016 Survey of U.S. Physicians”