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2015 DOCTORS SURVEY ON HEALTH IT

Turning the goal "One Health Record" into reality

SEVEN-COUNTRY REPORT

Accenture commissioned a survey of 2,921 doctors to assess their adoption and attitudes toward electronic health records and healthcare IT. The online survey included doctors across: Australia, Brazil, England, Norway, Singapore, UAE and the United States. The survey was conducted online by Nielsen between December 2014 and January 2015 across six countries, followed by a second field period in UAE from September - November 2015.

Among the survey findings, UAE doctors (66 percent) overwhelmingly agree that they are more proficient using electronic health records in their clinical practices today than two years ago. Almost all doctors in UAE (98 percent) see improvement in the quality of patient care because of EMR.

Analysis

Majority of doctors in UAE see positive impact of EMR and HIE on the quality of treatment decisions, health outcomes for patients and reducing medical errors.

Doctors in UAE (63 percent) agree that direct patient access to EHR‘s is critical for providing effective care.

Recommendations

Although there is an increase in health care IT adoption across doctors in UAE yet some of the IT functions are not fully utilized

  • Very few UAE doctors (10 percent) routinely receive Electronic referrals to/from health professionals in other organizations.

  • Few UAE doctors (12 percent) routinely access clinical data of a patient who has been seen by a different health organization.

VIEW THE REPORT [PDF]

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.