Survey of EMR Adoption by Doctors Provides “Best Data There’s Ever Been!”

It’s tough to get an accurate picture of EMR (electronic medical record) adoption by office-based physicians. That’s important information for clinical laboratories because they must often provide an electronic gateway interface with physicians’ EMR systems for laboratory test ordering and results reporting. Now comes help for clinical laboratories and pathology groups seeking to understand the pace of EMR adoption by physicians. This summer, The Institute for Health Policy...

Slow EHR Adoption from Doctors Affects E-Connectivity of Labs

Only one in four physicians, or 24.9%, currently uses some sort of electronic health record (EHR) under the loosest possible definition of the term. That’s the finding in a recent study entitled Health Information Technology in the United States: The Information Base for Progress performed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the federal government’s health information technology office. Of greater interest, only about 10% of physicians use a “fully operational” system,...
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