Published on July 20, 2012 at 8:37 AM
Medscape: EHR Adoption By Physicians Hit 55% In 2011, CDC Says
Physician adoption of the electronic health record (EHR) may be at -; or even past -; the proverbial tipping point, or so suggests a government study released yesterday that is a litany of progress. In 2011, 55% of physicians reported having adopted an EHR, and of those, 85% said they were either somewhat or very satisfied with the technology, according to the report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Roughly 3 in 4 physicians using EHRs said the software enhanced overall patient care. And 71% of digital physicians would buy their EHR program again (Lowes, 7/18).
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