Benefits of using an EHR

Learn what health IT experts are saying about the benefits of EHR adoption, from easy access to records to improved productivity and lower costs.

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Expert Perspectives on the Benefits of EHRs

After five years of EHR use, surveyed independent practices reported a median operating margin of 10.1 percent higher than practices in their first year of using an EHR. -Medical Group Management Association survey of 1,325 medical professionals

Practice Fusion makes it easy to bring your workflow digital, but switching from a paper can still be a big decision for your practice.

That’s why it’s important to hear from independent experts like Dr. Bob Hoyt, Director of the Medical Informatics Program at the University of West Florida, on the benefits of EHR technology. Dr. Hoyt is the author of Health Informatics: A Practical Guide, excerpted below:

Easy access

“EHRs allow easy navigation through the entire medical history of a patient. Instead of pulling volumes of paper charts to search for a lab result, it is simply a matter of a few mouse clicks.”

Improved productivity

“Patient information is available to anyone who needs it, when they need it and where they need it. With an EHR, records can be retrieved much more rapidly, thus saving time and money.”

Decreased costs

“The Center for Information Technology Leadership (CITL) has suggested that ambulatory EHRs would save $44 billion yearly and eliminate more than $10 in rejected claims per patient per outpatient visit. More efficient patient encounters mean more patients could be seen each day.”