80% of nurses care what EHR a healthcare facility has —& 5 other insights

Eric Oliver - Print  |

After reporting a 92 percent EHR dissatisfaction rate in 2014, a recent Black Book survey said nurses' positive attitudes towards EHRs are trending upwards.

Black Book surveyed 7,409 staff nurses and managers for its survey.

Here's what you should know.

1. Ninety-six percent of nurses said they would not return to paper records. A drastic increase from 2015, where 26 percent of nurses wanted to return to paper record keeping.

2. Eighty percent of nurses are satisfied with how their administrators and IT staff respond to vulnerabilities identified in the EHRs, up from 30 percent in 2016.

3. Approximately 85 percent of nurses believe they're competent with at least one EHR.

4. Eighty percent of job-seeking nurses consider what EHR a hospital has when considering employment.

5. However, a lack of IT resources continues to impact productivity. Eighty-two percent said they don't have the required technology to aid in EHR reporting, although the problem is getting better from 2016 where 93 percent lacked the technological infrastructure.

6. ASCs, anesthesiologists and general surgical floors are all highly dissatisfied with hospital EHR systems.

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