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QuickStats: Percentage of Physicians with Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems That Meet Federal Standards,* by Physician Specialty — Physician Workflow Survey, United States, 2011

The figure 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.

* 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, ejamoom@cdc.gov, 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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