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A recent survey by AmericanEHR Partners and the AMA of 940 physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners showed most physicians are dissatisfied with their EHR systems. Results demonstrated that only 22% of participants were satisfied and 12% were very satisfied with their EHR system, compared with 39% and 22%, respectively, in 2010. Overall most felt that their EHR systems did not decrease workloads.
Review of the literature shows conflicting evidence that EMR use substantially improves patient outcomes. Clearly the EMR is better at accountability, record keeping and patient communications. But this comes at an increased cost of EHR implementation as claimed by 54% of participants