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HHS: EHR Adoption Hits Record Levels for Hospitals and Physicians
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EHR adoption for hospitals and physicians are higher than before, according to two new studies published today by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

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The studies, published in the journal Health Affairs, found that in 2013, almost eight in ten (78 percent) office-based physicians reported they adopted some type of EHR system. About half of all physicians (48 percent) had an EHR system with advanced functionalities in 2013, a doubling of the adoption rate in 2009. The information in the studies was collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics and the American Hospital Association in 2013.

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