EHR use is like learning a new sport — practice pays off.
At first, learning something new takes time and effort; over time you learn the short cuts and eventually experience the benefits. That’s how it is with EHR use. After fully embracing EHRs, many practices report a financial return on their investment.
Improvements in quality of care, patient satisfaction, and operations are often experienced the first year of EHR use. The degree to which physicians experience these benefits is in direct proportion to how extensively they use the EHR (not paper) for as many of their daily tasks as possible; even greater benefits will be realized when the physician’s system can be fully integrated into a network of providers through Rhode Island's health information exchange, currentcare.