Family Practice Management Earns Accolade from American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
LEAWOOD, Kan. — The American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors has recognized Family Practice Management for exemplary research published in its November/December 2012 issue.
FPM earned a Gold Award in the society’s Best Original Research category for its article, “The 2012 EHR User Satisfaction Survey: Responses from 3,088 Family Physicians.” The article, authored by FPM Medical Editor Kenneth G. Adler, MD, MMM, and former FPM editor-in-chief Robert L. Edsall, explored the performance of 31 commonly used electronic health record systems. The article presented data on 19 dimensions of user satisfaction, including vendor support, ease of learning and effect on productivity.
Findings from the article included:
- Three out of four respondents said they consider themselves average or above average — but not expert — users of their EHR system.
- Nearly 40 percent said they are highly satisfied with their EHR system.
- Less than one in five said their EHR system helps them be more productive. Moreover, 15 percent said they have switched EHR systems at least once because of unhappiness with a prior system.
- Those EHR systems most commonly used in small practices tended to rank highest in user satisfaction, possibly because the physicians in such practices tend to be more involved in the EHR selection process.
"Family Practice Management is proud to have published the results of this important research on family physicians’ experiences with electronic health records,” said Stephanie Hanaway, publisher and director of the AAFP’s Journal Media Division. “We’re honored by the recognition from The American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors.”
The American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors’ annual awards recognized
outstanding achievement in 16 editorial categories this year.
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