EHR Impact on Primary Care, Part II

A few weeks ago, I covered the first round of results from the survey produced by Physicians' Alliance that examined the impact of EHRs on time and productivity in the primary care market.  The results were interesting, to say the least, and support the results of our Chipsblog poll (more on that below).

PhysAll has now posted the second round of results, complete with pretty pictures and actual data.  This time, they delve into the differences among specialties and between owners and employed clinicians.  My takeaway is that practices using specialty specific EHRs <cough cough> are happier, but I can't say that for certain given the nature of the data.  But pediatricians, take heart in your circumstance given what the Internists report.

More about our local poll here.

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As of the time of this writing, 57% of those who responded chart for 60 extra minutes or more as the result of their EHRs.  Ouch.