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Physician EHR Adoption Varies With Age, Specialty, Affiliation

“Doctors in small practices, older physicians, and non-primary care specialists continue to lag other categories of physicians in adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), according to a new study in Health Affairs. Moreover, the study points out, the use of “basic” EHRs–systems containing features that many experts believe are conducive to quality improvement–remains low among all types of doctors in different practice settings.
Between 2002 and 2011, the researchers found, the percentage of physicians who said they had any type of EHR increased from 18% to 55%. During that period, primary care doctors adopted EHRs at a faster rate than specialists. By 2011, the gap between primary care doctors’ and specialists’ adoption of EHRs had widened: 59% of generalists had any kind of EHR vs. 50% of specialists.”

Ken Terry, InformationWeek, 27 April 2012
Abstract (Decker 2012)
Abstract (Hsiao 2012)

29 April 2012 | Categories: News | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): Adoption, Physicians
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