A new HIMSS Analytics Study evaluates healthcare organizations’ adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems and efforts to augment use with integrated, supportive technologies to improve the clinician experience, better document patient stories and gain greater financial returns on investments. HIMSS Analytics conducted a study of industry use of EHRs and clinical documentation, and found one-quarter of respondents plan to introduce EHR-enhancing technologies like mobile devices and apps, computer-assisted physician documentation (CAPD), and speech recognition software in 2017 to help clinicians fully document the patient story, improve satisfaction and reduce physician burnout. In turn, they can improve patient flows and realize better financial outcomes.
- White Paper: All In: Moving from EHR Adoption to Optimization. 2017