Electronic medical record adoption barriers for Canadian hospitals 2016

Reported barriers to adopting electronic medical records (EMRs) in hospitals in Canada as of 2016

by Statista Research Department, last edited Mar 8, 2016
Electronic medical record adoption barriers for Canadian hospitals 2016 This statistic shows reported barriers that prevent surveyed hospitals in Canada from adopting an electronic system that maintains information on patients, as of January 2016. It was found that 44 percent of surveyed hospitals said that the cost of such a system prevents them from adopting it.
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Reported barriers to adopting electronic medical records (EMRs) in hospitals in Canada as of 2016

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Percentage of hospitals
Not available (e.g. hospital’s decision)70%
Too costly44%
Lack of training26%
Systems in the process of being/will be implemented10%
Too time consuming9%
Privacy concerns8%
Unable to find product suitable for my practice7%
Reliability concerns7%
Integration with current systems/having multiple systems that aren't connected5%
I am planning to retire soon4%
Clinician buy-in/unwillingness to embrace change/not comfortable with new technology2%
Other10%
Percentage of hospitals
Not available (e.g. hospital’s decision)70%
Too costly44%
Lack of training26%
Systems in the process of being/will be implemented10%
Too time consuming9%
Privacy concerns8%
Unable to find product suitable for my practice7%
Reliability concerns7%
Integration with current systems/having multiple systems that aren't connected5%
I am planning to retire soon4%
Clinician buy-in/unwillingness to embrace change/not comfortable with new technology2%
Other10%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Mar 8, 2016
This statistic shows reported barriers that prevent surveyed hospitals in Canada from adopting an electronic system that maintains information on patients, as of January 2016. It was found that 44 percent of surveyed hospitals said that the cost of such a system prevents them from adopting it.
Show more
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