Only 9% of physician use EHR systems' full capabilities: 3 insights
A recent CDC report noted approximately eight in 10 physicians possessed EHR systems in 2015, according to HealthcareIT News.
Here are three insights:
1. One-third of these physicians "electronically sent, received, integrated or searched" for patient information, according to HealthcareIT News.
2. The report found 9 percent of physicians utilized their EHR systems to do all four of the above-mentioned functions.
3. The following lists the states with the highest and lowest percentages of physicians performing each EHR function, based on the 2015 National Electronic Health Records Survey:
• Electronically sending
- Arizona — 56.3 percent
- Idaho — 19.4 percent
• Electronically receiving
- Wisconsin — 65.5 percent
- Louisiana and Mississippi — 23.6 percent
• Electronically integrating
- Delaware — 49.3 percent
- Alaska — 28.4 percent
• Electronically searching
- Oregon — 61.2 percent
- District of Columbia — 15.1 percent
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