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Benefits of EHRs

The Basics

One of the main benefits of electronic health records (EHRs) is increased patient satisfaction. EHRs can help your organization offer better health care and:

With EHRs, your organization can provide better health care to patients, improve health care quality and convenience, and increase patient satisfaction.1-2

Health IT Patient Satisfaction Survey

Have you already implemented an EHR system? You can use this survey tool to assess how satisfied your patients are with EHR adoption and implementation. The results will provide an understanding of how your patients are responding to EHR use and will help you to continue to improve patient satisfaction in your organization.

The Patient Perspective on HealthIT

Learn more from patients who have seen the benefits of electronic health records and the value of health IT in their own health care experiences.


  1. Duffy RL, Yiu SSA, Molokhia E, Walker R, Perkins RA. “Effects of electronic prescribing on the clinical practice of a family medicine residency [PDF - 432 KB].” Fam Med. 2010.
  2. Irani JS, Middleton JL, Marfatia R, Omana ET, D'Amico F. “The use of electronic health records in the exam room and patient satisfaction: a systematic review.” J Am Board Fam Med. 2009.