The EHR market is ripe for major disruption

  • Current EHR’s are not user friendly and often despised by HCP’s.
  • Patients feel that EHR’s belong to them and want to be able to share their health records easily with other doctors.
  • The real potential is for user friendly EHR’s that offer patients and physicians a great online experience.
  • The opportunity to engage patients based on their EHR’s is enormous, but it requires a shift from “selling” to “educating & informing”.

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Patients are fed up with portals, EHRs

KEY TAKEAWAY: Despite the fact that close to 90 percent of providers participating in meaningful use offer their patients online access, only about one-third of patients actually log in to see their data, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Why? Because providers like Atenahealth offer a lousy user experience. Continue reading