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.
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).