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Survey: 60 percent of EHR buyers looking to switch

By: Nextech | October 5th, 2015

Survey: 60 percent of EHR buyers looking to switch Blog Feature

According to EHR Software BuyerView 2015, a survey conducted by Software Advice, the number of physicians switching EHR systems has grown exponentially over the past year.

Since 2010, the majority of physicians (63 percent) purchasing EHRs were looking to replace paper systems, mainly due to government regulations. However, that trend has been reversed now as approximately 60 percent of EHR buyers are already using EHRs.request_a_demo_nextech

This reflects a 59 percent year-over-year increase from 2014 when just 40 percent of EHR buyers were looking to replace their current solutions, further conveying more and more physicians are unhappy with their software.

But what's causing this dissatisfaction?

Approximately 24 percent of respondents claimed that their current solution was too cumbersome or faulty, while 20 percent attributed purchasing a different EHR to simply opening up a new practice.

Here's the full graph, courtesy of

 GraphAdditionally, billing was the top-requested application (45 percent) among those looking to purchase another EHR system with more than 90 percent of buyers claiming they perform their billing in-house rather than through out-sourcing.

The influx of EHR dissatisfaction is unsurprising, however. Many practices jumped at the chance to purchase an EHR over the last few years, but that meant many physicians were likely choosing generic, big box solutions. 

As EHR technology has evolved, the rise of fully integrated, specialty specific EHR software like Nextech, has provided specialty physicians with a lot of these features that they've have been requested or missing from initial solutions.

With tangible benefits like streamlined workflow, single data entry customizable templates, Nextech's software can help improve practice efficiency and maximize revenue.

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