QuickStats: Percentage of Physicians with Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems That Meet Federal Standards,* by Physician Specialty — Physician Workflow Survey, United States, 2011
* Data represent office-based physicians who reported having adopted EHR systems that qualify as certified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The physician sample includes non-federal office–based physicians and excludes radiologists, anesthesiologists, and pathologists.
† 95% confidence interval.
An estimated 42% of all physicians have an EHR system that meets federal standards. Ophthalmologists (25%) and psychiatrists (19%) were least likely, and cardiovascular diseases specialists (69%) were most likely to use a federally approved system.
Sources: National Center for Health Statistics. Physician workflow survey, 2011. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/ahcd.htm.
Jamoom E, Beatty P, Bercovitz A, Woodwell D, Palso K, Rectsteiner E. Physician adoption of electronic health record systems: United States, 2011. NCHS data brief no. 98. Hyattsville, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, National Center for Health Statistics; 2012. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db98.htm.
Reported by: Eric Jamoom, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4798; Anjali Talwalkar, MD.
Alternate Text: The figure above shows the percentage of physicians with electronic health record (EHR) systems that meet federal standards, by physician specialty in the United States during 2011. An estimated 42% of all physicians have an EHR system that meets federal standards. Ophthalmologists (25%) and psychiatrists (19%) were least likely, and cardiovascular diseases specialists (69%) were most likely to use a federally approved system.
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