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This Is Really A Pretty Important Survey Of GPs. Sad It Has Been Kept Secret Until Now.

August 23rd, 2012 by davidmore
The following appeared a few days ago. Government report backs PCEHR incentives 17 August, 2012 Michael Woodhead A government report on GPs readiness to adopt the PCEHR has backed the professions concerns about an increased workload and the need for reimbursement to cover the time spent preparing and explaining the new records. The results of a 2011 survey of more than 800 GPs show that while most are broadly supportive of the PCEHR concept, there are uncertainties about the details and concerns about the quality and workability of the system One of the main concerns was with the time required to implement the new system, with  73% of GPs believing  it will take at least 15 mins to explain the PCEHR to patients and 52% believe it will take at least 15 minutes to set one up. The report therefore concludes that reimbursement for the time taken to use the new national system is a relevant strategy ... to encourage adoption. The report found that only a third of GPs...

This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.
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