QuickStats: Management of Patient Health Information Functions* Among Office-Based Physicians With and Without a Certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) System† — National Electronic Health Records Survey, United States, 2018
Weekly / September 25, 2020 / 69(38);1381
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† In 2018, 78.7% of office-based physicians had a certified electronic health record (EHR) system, defined by physicians answering “yes” to having a current system that “meets meaningful use criteria defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.” https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/Certificationexternal icon.
In 2018, 78.7% of office-based physicians had a certified electronic health record (EHR) system. A higher percentage of office-based physicians with a certified EHR system compared with those without a system electronically sent (95.5% versus 72.8%), received (95.3% versus 69.0%), integrated (92.8% versus 67.4%), or searched for (90.5% versus 73.3%) patient health information.
Source: National Electronic Health Records Survey, 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nehrs/about.htm.
Reported by: Damon F. Ogburn, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4342; Kelly L. Myrick, PhD.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Management of Patient Health Information Functions Among Office-Based Physicians With and Without a Certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) System — National Electronic Health Records Survey, United States, 2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:1381. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6938a8external icon.
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