Premier Survey Shows EHR Buyers' Remorse

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | June 2, 2014

Of the respondents, 41 percent are dissatisfied or indifferent with regard to their current EHR systems

Even as healthcare providers across the country are struggling to make their new, expensive technology work, a new survey shows providers are more frustrated with their purchases than ever.

The survey of C-suite healthcare executives from Premier healthcare alliance reveals that, despite heavy investments and continuing frustrations with their electronic health records, providers are gearing up for increased spending in health IT, including EHRs. They are also eyeing purchases in advanced IT, telecommunications and modern clinical equipment, according to Premier’s spring 2014 Economic Outlook C-suite survey.

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