Docs Need Incentives to Use EHRs, Experts Say

Weinstock, Matthew
July 2008
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jul2008, Vol. 82 Issue 7, p23
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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.


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