More Doctors Report Satisfaction with Mobile EHR, According to Recent Survey

By   |  November 7, 2014

Could you be happier with your EHR system? A recent research survey, conducted by leading information technology research company Software Advice, suggests you could.

Software Advice asked nearly 600 physicians to rate their level of satisfaction with their EHR, along with the benefits and challenges they faced implementing the technology into their practice. The main purpose of the survey was for Software Advice to determine how well doctors are adapting to EHR technology, and if mobile technology improved the overall user experience. This is what they found:

  • Of the doctors surveyed who accessed their EHR system on a mobile device, 58% are very satisfied, while just 28% of non-mobile users are satisfied with their EHR system
  • Of the doctors who accessed their EHR on a mobile device, 39% reported challenges with their software, while 58% of non-mobile users reported challenges with the software
  • Of the physicians surveyed, 36% expect to upgrade their existing EHR portal within the next year, in order to enhance the patient's user experience

The study revealed that doctors who access their electronic health records (EHR) via a smartphone or tablet are more satisfied with their system than doctors who only accessed their EHR on a desktop computer. The biggest takeaway seems to be that doctors are recognizing the growing importance of ease-of-use regarding their EHR technology, such as mobile-friendly patient portals, which offer patients access to their medical information while they are on-the-go.

By incorporating an EHR patient portal into a mobile-friendly website, doctors also increase their accessibility and ability to communicate effectively with patients.

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