9 IT issues facing physician practices

Anuja Vaidya -  

Optimizing EHR use is the most pressing technology-related problem facing physician practices, according to the 2016 Technology Survey by Physicians Practice.

Here are nine IT issues physician practices are dealing with:

 

•    Optimizing use of the EHR — 20.3 percent
•    A drop in productivity due to the EHR — 18.9 percent
•    Lack of interoperability between EHRs — 12.9 percent
•    Meeting meaningful use requirements — 10.7 percent
•    EHR implementation — 8 percent
•    Costs to implement and use other technologies — 8 percent
•    Using technology to improve quality — 7.4 percent
•    Resistance to technology adoption by physicians or staff — 4.6 percent
•    Keeping up with HIPAA privacy and security regulations — 2.5 percent

 

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