Physicians moving to e-Health records jumped since 2001

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that the number of physicians moving to electronic health records jumped by more than one-third since 2001. CDC is an agency in US of the Health and Human Services Department. CDC’s National Centre for Health Statistics received responses from 1,281 office-based physicians in 2005 for the survey that can be found at CDC has mentioned that nearly one in four physicians, or 23.9 percent use full or partial electronic medical records in their office practice in 2005, a 31 percent increase from the 18.2 percent reported in 2001, according to the latest data from its National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.  It has also stated that physicians in the Midwest and West were more likely to use electronic medical records than those in the Northeast and physicians in metropolitan statistical areas were more likely to use e-Health systems than those in nonmetropolitan areas.


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