Physician sentiment mixed about EHRs, data and analytics

Current Users of Population Health Tools Have More Positive Views

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Geneia, a healthcare analytic solutions and services company that is simplifying the evolution to value-based care, released a research report showing physician sentiment towards EHRs, data and analytics is mixed. More than half of surveyed physicians say the introduction of EHRs has had both negative and positive impacts. Similarly, 57 percent of doctors say the "introduction of advanced data and analytics tools, population health software and data registries has been a positive and a negative development for practicing physicians."

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Among the more salient findings are:

** 86 percent of physicians agree that "the heightened demand for data reporting to support quality metrics and the business-side of healthcare has diminished my joy in practicing medicine."

** More than two-thirds (68 percent) say advanced analytics tools are important "when it comes to treating and being compensated for care under value-based care arrangements in today's U.S. healthcare system."

** Physicians with more exposure to data and analytics tools – those who self-identify as current population health users – have a more positive outlook on some of the benefits; 64 percent of population health users have a positive view of the ability of data and analytics tools to help "efficiently assess patient history and needs" compared to 50 percent of non-users.

"At Geneia, we are encouraged that contemporaneously with an increase in the Physician Misery Index, physicians also see the potential for EHRs, data and analytics to help them succeed in value-based care," said Heather Lavoie, Geneia's president. "Nevertheless, there's much more to do to restore the Joy of Medicine to doctors. That's why we're calling on all health IT companies to involved physicians in the design and implementation of health technology products and to measure physician satisfaction."

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