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EHRs scarce at assisted-living facilities
Modern Healthcare

A small minority of the nation’s assisted-living and other residential care communities used electronic health record systems in 2010, according to a government report released Wednesday. The National Center for Health Statistics data brief, which relied on the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities, found that 17% used EHRs. Larger locations, those with 26 or more beds, were more likely (25%) to have had an EHR in use than smaller ones (14%) of four to 25 beds, while those co-located with another care setting had even higher rates (29%) of EHR use.