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Allscripts Survey of Healthcare Professionals Demonstrates Potential Impact of Economic Stimulus Plan on Electronic Health Record Adoption
Date:2/2/2009

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A white paper detailing the survey's findings in more depth can be downloaded for free at: http://www.allscripts.com/connect.

Quotes from Survey Respondents

The following comments on the survey were selected from the hundreds of respondents who left comments and provided permission to have them published:

"The EHR has demonstrated unequivocally the savings of lives and dollars," said one survey respondent, Joel I. Silverman, a physician at Adult Medicine of Broward and Palm Beach, in Deerfield, Fla. "We're overdue for a major shift in how physicians are practicing and are being paid for their efforts."

"The EHR is the only answer for improved and more efficient medical care," said Cathie Lentz, practice administrator at Elmwood Center Medical Associates in York, Penn. "Unfortunately the cost is out of reach for most physician offices."

"I do think standards for privacy need to be developed, but this should not hold things up since we already comply with HIPAA and take this into consideration presently with our system set up," said Patricia L. Fox, practice administrator at Croser Keystone Health Network in Chester, Penn.

"Rapid adoption of an EHR is critical to improving the health status and outcomes of the patient population we serve," said Chuck Fitch, Chief Information Officer of the University of Mississippi Medical Center/Delta Health Alliance in Stoneville, Miss. "As the only academic health science center in the state, we see patients from all over and have an essential need to know their medical history, including medications, as well as the ability to communicate treatment results back to their primary care providers. With a patient population of over 1 million, this can only be done with technology."

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