The AmericanEHR Partners team is proud to announce a new report from our extensive survey data of EHR users entitled, “The Correlation of Training Duration with EHR Usability and Satisfaction: Implications for Meaningful Use.”
The report, released today (10/20/11), highlights physicians’ experiences with the usability of EHRs to achieve some Meaningful Use requirements. Based on survey data from more than 2,300 physicians collected between April 2010 to July 2011, we were also able to analyze user satisfaction with certified EHRs and how this correlated with duration of training. An important aspect of this report is that it was done in collaboration with the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, the American College of Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association of Medical Informatics, the Infectious Disease Society of America, and the Renal Physicians Association.
Here are the Five Key Findings:
- Overall satisfaction with an EHR was highly correlated with whether the respondent was involved in the EHR selection process.
- At least three to five days of EHR training was necessary to achieve the highest level of overall satisfaction.
- Nearly half (49.3%) of respondents indicated that they received three or fewer days of training.
- Ratings on ease of use for basic EHR functions required for Meaningful Use continued to improve with more than two weeks of training.
- Ratings on ease of use for specific Meaningful Use measures varied significantly. More training — at least one week — was correlated with improvement in the reported usability of advanced EHR features (e.g. checking patient formulary, importing medication lists, and medication reconciliation).
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