In a web posting at Hospital EHR & EMR , an unverified tweet within the HIT industry finds that, “Only 40% of hospital CIO’s measure the ROI of their EMR Implementation“. Although there are many ways to calculate an ROI, none are perfect, but still a critical measurement to determine the effectiveness of your HIT investment. By following through on this ROI measurement, you can hold your organization and your IT vendor accountable for financial ROI results.
Physicians are using Electronic Medical Records at an impressive rate. Mike Miller, Managing Editor at Healthcare IT News, writes in his May 9, 2013 article:
The number of U.S. physicians using electronic medical records has topped 90 percent, and nearly half of the doctors polled for a new Accenture survey say they now use health information exchange technology – an uptick of 32 percent.
Impressive that 93% of physicians are now actively using an EMR, and 45% of these physicians access clinical data outside their own organization.
Read more at: EMR and HIE See Big Adoption Numbers