Physicians to Increase Investment in Patient Portals

Upload: June 23, 2014Many medical practices that have not yet set up a patient portal for their patients are expected to purchase or upgrade to one in 2014, a new survey shows.

In fact, 35 percent of electronic health records (EHR) users are investing more into their patient engagement infrastructure in 2014 than they did the previous year, according to a new survey by Software Advice.

The survey also found that the majority of providers who already have an EHR system in place will maintain their levels of investment in maintaining its features, which includes billing and scheduling, as well as e-prescribing.

The findings also showed that more than one-third of EHR users access their systems on tablets, while 20% use smartphones to access EHRs. Although the majority of users 70% access EHRs on their laptops, the number of those branching out to using tablets is increasing.

Of the survey respondents, 35% indicated that they routinely use tablets and 20% said that they browse their records on smartphones. However they log in, 87% of providers noted that their EHRs provide easy access to information and a similar number think that electronic records provide more legible and/or more robust data than paper files.

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Upload: June 23, 2014


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