U.S. Doctors say quality of medicine will decline in 5 years

62% Are Pessimistic about the American Physician’s Ability to Practice Independently or in Small Groups in the Future.

64% Strongly Agree/Agree Their Clinical Decisions are Being Based More on What Payors are Willing to Cover Rather Than What They Think is Best for Their Patients.

Athenahealth and Sermo partner to improve patient care

athenahealth-Sermo Data Shows Physicians Remarkably Optimistic about Electronic Health Records, with 80% Holding Favorable Views of EHRs; Despite this 90% Agree EHRs Are Expensive to Purchase and 72% Agree EHRs Still Require Effort to Stay Current with Changing Payment Requirements and Incentives