By Richard Nelson, managing editor, February 01, 2012
The American Academy of Dermatology’s recent survey of its members regarding their use of electronic health records (EHR) in their practices found that 45.4 percent of respondents (264 of 582) had already implemented an EHR system. With the maximum possible meaningful use bonus payment of $44,000 (paid over five years) available to dermatologists who begin attesting to their use of an EHR system in 2012, those who have not adopted yet may want to consider the experience of those who have as they decide whether the time is right to take the plunge.
The chart below indicates the percentage of the 264 survey respondents who have implemented an EHR system who agreed or disagreed with a series of statements about their satisfaction with it. (Totals do not add up to 100 percent as some respondents gave a neutral response or did not answer.)
For more information about EHR adoption, visit the Academy’s HIT-Kit online at www.aad.org/hitkit.