Why some physicians are avoiding EHRs

Cost related issues are the most common factor behind physicians and practices avoiding electronic health records, according to Medscape's 2023 "Physicians and Electronic Health Records Report."

Here are the reasons practices said they avoid EHRs:

  1. Affordability: 39%
  2. Incentives or penalties aren't worth it: 38%
  3. Interference with doctor patient relationship: 32%
  4. Makes medicine too "mechanical": 24%
  5. Upcoming retirement plans: 19%
  6. Negative impact on patient privacy: 17%
  7. Too complicated for staff to learn: 6%
  8. Other: 32%

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