AMA Invites Members to Share Their Voices in National EHR Survey

CHICAGO —The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) recently invited member physicians to share their insights and opinions on the latest electronic health record (EHR) technology through a joint survey with AmericanEHR Partners, a leading physician resource offering access to unbiased ratings and information about EHR systems and vendors.

Electronic invitations to take part in the EHR survey were shared with patient-care physicians from across the country. Findings from the member survey are intended to support physicians in the selection and use of EHRs and improve the value of this technology for both physicians and patients.

“Advances in EHR systems must accommodate a variety of physician practices if the technology is to meet its full potential to streamline workflow and help deliver better care to patients,” said AMA President Dr. Jeremy Lazarus. “Survey input from physicians will help guide the AMA and AmericanEHR Partners in our shared commitment to foster advances that help physicians use health IT to successfully improve healthcare delivery.”

The AMA joined AmericanEHR Partners last May, adding to a growing list of 20 supporting organizations including the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Surgeons. AmericanEHR Partners offers a large and growing array of free, Web-based interactive tools and educational materials to assist medical practices in making critical decisions regarding EHR products. In addition, the site provides guidance and educational content regarding the implementation and effective use of health IT.

Responses to the survey will be confidential, and physician identities will not be used in the analysis or reporting of survey results.

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