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2015 DOCTORS SURVEY ON HEALTH IT

Turning the goal "One Singaporean, One Health Record" into reality

Six-Country Report

Six-Country Report

Accenture commissioned a six-country survey of 2,619 doctors to assess their adoption and attitudes toward electronic health records and healthcare IT. The online survey included doctors across six countries: Australia (510), Brazil (504), England (502), Norway (302), Singapore (200) and the United States (601). The survey was conducted online by Nielsen between December 2014 and January 2015.

The survey shows improvement in Australian doctors’ adoption of electronic health records and in use of many healthcare IT functions, but some capabilities are still not part of the regimen.

Background
Among the survey findings, Australian doctors (85 per cent) overwhelmingly agree that they are more proficient using electronic health records (EHR) in their clinical practices today than two years ago. The top IT functions used routinely by Australian doctors include: receive clinical results electronically that populate patients’ EMR (72 per cent) and enter patient notes electronically (70 per cent).

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Analysis

Healthcare IT is still a hard pill to swallow for some doctors. 47 per cent of Australian doctors find that EHR systems in their organisations are hard to use and 4 in 10 say the use of healthcare IT has decreased the amount of time spent with patients.

Recommendations
Overall, doctors see opportunities for healthcare IT improvement, including better functionality, data entry improvements, and interoperability.

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Infographic

The Accenture Doctors Survey 2015 shows that use of many healthcare IT functions is on the rise, but some capabilities are still not part of the regimen.

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