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What Percentage of Physicians With E-Health Records Are Using Certain Functions?

AnnalsofInternalMedicine071713A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that 80% of physicians with electronic health records are using the systems to view laboratory results, while 74% of such physicians use EHRs to order prescriptions and 14% provide patients with electronic copies of their health information.

  • Eighty percent of physicians with electronic health records are using the systems to view laboratory results, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
  • Seventy-four percent of physicians with EHRs report using the systems to order prescriptions electronically, while 67% use the systems to record clinical notes.
  • Meanwhile, 34% of physicians with EHRs generate lists of patients by demographic characteristics, 31% generate quality metrics, and 14% provide patients with electronic copies of their health information.

The study is based on a survey of 1,820 primary care physicians and specialists in office-based practices.

Source: Annals of Internal Medicine, “Meeting Meaningful Use Criteria and Managing Patient Populations: A National Survey of Practicing Physicians”

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