Market For EHR Replacements Is On The Rise
Medscape: Half Of EHRs Sold Are Replacements
Use of electronic health records is snowballing, and so is the number of unhappy users. Half of EHR systems sold to physician practices are now replacements, up from 30% last year, according to a recent study by research firm KLAS. The leading reason for switching systems, cited by 44% of practices, is product issues. Service issues group consolidation — such as when a hospital converts newly hired physicians to a new EHR — are a distant second and third (Lowes, 8/13).