A Survey put out by Medsphere came up with the following results:
Health care providers are looking to health IT to increase efficiency and improve patient care, according to a new market survey by CompTIA, Healthcare IT News reports.
The market research firm conducted the survey of 300 health care providers and 200 health care IT firms in September 2009.
According to the survey, 83% of health care providers with electronic health records said saving time and improving efficiency were factors in deciding to invest in health IT. Meanwhile, 82% of survey respondents with EHRs said they implemented the technology to improve patient care.
The survey also found that:
- 56% of health care providers are “somewhat to very excited” about telemedicine;
- Two-thirds of health care providers are satisfied with the IT systems they have in place, as well as their IT vendors, integrators and consultants; and
- About one-third of health care providers canceled or postponed health IT investments because of the economy (Enrado, Healthcare IT News, 12/16).