More than half of community hospitals across the country are unhappy with the usability of their EHR systems, and nearly 20 percent of those hospitals are actively looking to replace their EHR vendors, according to a recent survey.

That’s the finding of a new survey of 277 community hospital providers from healthcare research firm peer60. At a time when community hospitals—particularly rural hospitals—are struggling with financial challenges, these healthcare organizations are also finding the implementation of EHRs to be an unsatisfying experience: 54 percent of respondents indicated that they were unhappy with the usability of their system and 53 percent said their system lacked functionality. 

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