2012 National Physicians Survey

The Health of the Practice

The 2012 National Physicians Survey (NPS) captured responses from almost 1,200 physicians online and via fax to learn how broader changes in healthcare are impacting their day-to-day practice activities.

In the findings from this second-annual survey, physicians indicated that amid the many changes in their practice environments, technology use is at a tipping point, and its uptake and use in the practice is critical. The survey delivers their perspectives on:

  • The impact of EMR and Accountable Care Organizations on their practices
  • Day-to-day management of their patients and practices
  • Ongoing changes in their practice and how they affect patient care
  • How their communication is evolving with both colleagues and patients
  • Where healthcare is headed, and who they look to for support
Quick NPS Insights

The NPS is unique, in that it provides insights from practicing clinicians during this time of change in healthcare. The physician's voice is the equivalent to that of the "man on the street" when it comes to healthcare - the bridge between the regulations, laws and administration, and the health of an individual patient. Sharecare and the little blue book look to the 2012 NPS as a means of continuing the dialogue and understanding how to better support health professionals.

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