Physician use of electronic records

August 2006
Modern Healthcare;8/7/2006, Vol. 36 Issue 31, p32
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The article deals with a report on U.S. physicians' use of electronic medical records (EMR). Despite progress in boosting the number of office-based physicians' use of EMR, there is still a long way to go, according to a report on data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Solo practitioners are least likely to use EMR, yet make up about one-third of all physicians, according to the report.


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