Electronic prescribing and EMR use among U.S. physicians increased by 34% annually, according to a study from Accenture. The study also found that 93% of responding doctors actively use EMRs and 45% access clinical information from external sources. Although physicians say health IT has reduced errors and improved the quality of clinical research data, only 38% of U.S. doctors said HIT has reduced costs, researchers noted.

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