EHR adoption lags among U.S. physicians, study finds

02/20/2013 | HealthDay News

One in 6 U.S. physicians is making sufficient use of electronic health record systems to attest to meaningful use, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers said costs and productivity concerns play roles in low EHR adoption rates. "My guess is that more people are on the journey [to using electronic records] than have attested to it. But, there are still some physicians who haven't started using electronic health records at all," said researcher Adam Wright.

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