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March 2017

By the Numbers
For The Record
Vol. 29 No. 3 P. 34

According to a KLAS report on EMR interoperability, only this percentage of providers said they always or often had reasonable access to EMR information from a different vendor. In other findings, 13% said finding records was automatic or simple, 8% said EMR exchange between different vendors was well integrated into their workflow, and 6% of providers said EMR exchange between different vendors had positively impacted patient care.

According to a Black Book poll, this percentage of consumers with contact experience to hospital, physician, or ancillary provider's technology in 2016 is skeptical of the overall benefits of HIT such as patient portals, mobile apps, and EHRs, mainly because of recently reported data hacking and a perceived lack of privacy protection by providers. Black Book found in 2016 that 70% of Americans distrust health technology, compared with only 10% in 2014.

4 in 10
A Black Book poll found this number of patients tried to use the portal provided by their physician, but 96% left their office visit with poorly communicated or miscommunicated instructions on patient portal use, and 83% found the portal difficult to navigate when at home.

According to an MGMA Stat poll, the majority (this percentage) of respondents do not plan to offer telehealth services in 2017, while 16.83% currently do, 21.21% are planning to, and 20.53% are unsure.

$8 Billion
According to the annual report of the Auditor General of Ontario, Canada, various public health agencies spent this amount over the last 14 years on a provincewide EHR system that still is not ready and lacks an overall strategy.

According to a Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO survey, this percentage of health care respondents feels big data/analytics suffers from a skills shortage, while only 39% of respondents from all industries concurred.

This percentage of health care organizations is set to begin or increase investment in big data within the next five years, according to GBI Research.