Implement an EHR to Keep Up with the Competition

Doctors, you’ll have to embrace IT if you want to keep up with the competition - the up-and-coming competition, that is. According to a recent survey, America’s future physican is tech-savvy, and fully expects to use an EHR when he or she begins practicing. Epocrates’ Future Physicians of America survey polled more than 700 medical students, 80 percent of whom will be practicing physicians in less than two years. The students polled are exceptionally tech-savvy: 2010 students are twice as likely to turn to mobile references such as Epocrates compared to 2009 students. The study also showed 70 percent of students using Apple devices such as the iPhone and iPod touch - 37 percent increase over 2009. Perhaps most interesting, however, is that 70 percent of the students said EHR technology is an important factor in deciding where they will practice medicine. The students believe (in contrast to many industry predictions) that EHR implementation will be driven by the medical benefits, not government initiatives. Related articles: Survey Shows Future Docs All About IT Doctors, you’ll have to embrace IT if you want to keep up with the competition - the up-and-coming competition, that is. According to a recent survey, America’s future physican is tech-savvy, and fully expects to use an EHR when he or she begins practicing.

Epocrates’ Future Physicians of America survey polled more than 700 medical students, 80 percent of whom will be practicing physicians in less than two years.

The students polled are exceptionally tech-savvy: 2010 students are twice as likely to turn to mobile references such as Epocrates compared to 2009 students. The study also showed 70 percent of students using Apple devices such as the iPhone and iPod touch - 37 percent increase over 2009.

Perhaps most interesting, however, is that 70 percent of the students said EHR technology is an important factor in deciding where they will practice medicine.

The students believe (in contrast to many industry predictions) that EHR implementation will be driven by the medical benefits, not government initiatives.

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