Wednesday, July 26, 2006

2005 Statistics on Physician Use of EHRs

Statistics on the use of electronic health record systems by office based physicians courtesy of iHealthBeat and a report by the National Center for Health Statistics.

The chart shows an increase in usage from approximately 18% in 2001 to 24% in 2005. Interestingly, the use varies among regions with the Northeast at 14.4% as compared to the West at 33.4%.

A recent report issued by the Healthcare Financial Management Association, "Overcoming Barriers to Electronic Health Record Adoption," provides more statistics on the adoption and barriers faced by the health care industry.

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