TITLE

Docs Need Incentives to Use EHRs, Experts Say

AUTHOR(S)
Weinstock, Matthew
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jul2008, Vol. 82 Issue 7, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on a study which concluded that more financial incentives are needed to spur physician adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) in the U.S. The study found that just 17 percent of physicians working in ambulatory care have adopted EHRs; only four percent of those have a fully functional system. It cited the high cost of the systems as the most common barrier to their adoption.
ACCESSION #
33227016

 

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