Physician Opinions about EHR Use by EHR Experience and by Whether the Practice had optimized its EHR UseJamoom EW1*, Heisey-Grove D2, Yang N1 and Scanlon P1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jamoom EW
Department of Health and Human Services,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
National Center for Health Statistics, USA.
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 24, 2016; Accepted Date: July 23, 2016; Published Date: July 30, 2016
Citation: Jamoom EW, Heisey-Grove D, Yang N, Scanlon P (2016) Assessing the Financial Impact of Reusing Electronic Health Records Data for Clinical Research: Results from the EHR4CR European Project. J Health Med Inform 7:247. doi:10.4172/2157-7420.1000247
Copyright: © 2016 Jamoom EW, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Optimization and experience with using EHRs may improve physician experiences. Physician opinions about EHR-related impacts, and the extent to which these impacts differ by self-reported optimized EHR use and length of experience are examined through nationally representative physician data of EHR users from the National Electronic Health Records Survey extended survey (n=1,471). Logistic regression models first estimated how physicians’ length of times using an EHR were associated with each EHR-related impact. Additionally, a similar set of models estimated the association of self-reported optimized EHR use with each EHR impact. At least 70% of physicians using EHRs continue to attribute their administrative burdens to their EHR use. Physicians with 4 or more years of EHR experience accounted for 58% of those using EHRs. About 71% of EHR users self-reported using an optimized EHR. Physicians with more EHR experience and those in practices that optimized EHR use had positive opinions about the impacts of using EHRs, compared to their counterparts. These findings suggest that longer experience with EHRs improves perceptions about EHR use; and that perceived EHR use optimization is crucial to identifying EHR-related benefits. Finding ways to reduce EHR-related administrative burden has yet to be addressed.