Editorial: "Paltry" number of physicians have EHRs

06/24/2008 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Four percent of the physicians in the U.S. have "fully functional" EHRs, according to a recent survey of almost 3,000 of them; 13% more have EHRs that are considered basic. Those who use EHRs say the systems helps prevent medication errors, improves their clinical decisions and their communication with peers and patients and lets them provide preventive care. It's time to move out of the paper age and embrace technology, according to this New York Times editorial.

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