Technology, regulations top list of physician challenges, report says

January 25, 2013

Technology remains the biggest health information management challenge for providers, according to a new report from KLAS, a healthcare research firm.

Technology remains the biggest health information management challenge for providers, according to a new report from KLAS, a healthcare research firm.

“The monumental shift to ICD-10 has providers worried about keeping up with regulatory requirements, obtaining and retaining the right staff, and handing the fluctuation in volumes and productivity that they predict will occur,” explains Graham Triggs, research director. “As volumes increase with 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day for the next 18 years, the need for adequate, qualified, and trained staff becomes clear.”

According to the survey, respondents cited technology (electronic health record systems and platforms) as the top health information management challenge. Another 27% of the respondents said regulations (ICD-10, meaningful use) remained the biggest challenge, followed by 17% who cited staffing as the top concern.