About 55% of office-based physicians responding to a government-sponsored survey said they use some form of electronic health-record system, and by and large, they're a satisfied lot, according to a report on the survey.
The overwhelming majority (85%) of those who said they use an EHR also indicated that they were either very satisfied (38%) or somewhat satisfied (47%) with their systems. More than 7 in 10 said they were happy enough with their selection that they would purchase the same EHR system again. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics conducted the nationwide survey last year; findings were discussed in an HHS news release and on the CDC's website on Tuesday.
Five percent of EHR adopters reported being dissatisfied with their systems; 10% said they were somewhat dissatisfied.
The latest brief did not include how many practitioners used either a "basic" or a “fully functional” EHR system—classifications that had been used in previous NCHS reports.