Thursday, June 19, 2008

Most Doctors Aren’t Using Electronic Health Records - NYTimes.com

Physician, digitize thyself

A government-sponsored survey of the use of computerized patient records by doctors points to two seemingly contradictory conclusions, and a health care system at odds with itself.

The report, published online on Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, found that doctors who use electronic health records say overwhelmingly that such records have helped improve the quality and timeliness of care. Yet fewer than one in five of the nation’s doctors has started using such records.

Most Doctors Aren’t Using Electronic Health Records - NYTimes.com

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