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CDC Report – Use & Characteristics of EHR Systems



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CDC Report – Use and Characteristics of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems Among Office-based Physician Practices: United States, 2001–2013

Key Findings:

    • In 2013, 78% of office-based physicians used any type of electronic health record (EHR) system, up from 18% in 2001.
    • In 2013, 48% of office-based physicians reported having a system that met the criteria for a basic system, up from 11% in 2006. The percentage of physicians with basic systems by state ranged from 21% in New Jersey to 83% in North Dakota.
    • In 2013, 69% of office-based physicians reported that they intended to participate (i.e., they planned to apply or already had applied) in “meaningful use” incentives. About 13% of all office-based physicians reported that they both intended to participate in meaningful use incentives and had EHR systems with the capabilities to support 14 of the Stage 2 Core Set objectives for meaningful use.
    • From 2010 (the earliest year that trend data are available) to 2013, physician adoption of EHRs able to support various Stage 2 meaningful use objectives increased

Full Report @ http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db143.pdf

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