VistA Ranks at Top End of Doctor EHR Satisfaction Survey

Joseph Conn | Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2012
The labels "cheap," "free" and "government-sponsored," respectively, could describe the three top-rated electronic health-record systems in a just-released online survey of more than 21,000 physicians by Medscape, a healthcare news and information portal owned by WebMD.

Physicians were asked to rank their systems on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) in 12 categories pertaining to issues such as ease of use, value and reliability. Topping the list were the relatively low-cost Amazing Charts at 4.22; the advertising-supported Practice Fusion at 4.04; and the Veterans Affairs Department's VistA computerized patient-record system, 3.89.

Each of the top three led in at least one of the 12 categories. Amazing Charts was rated easiest to learn with a score of 4.59; Practice Fusion topped the value rankings at 4.75; and the VistA system scored highest in reliability at 4.32...