CDC reports on EHR use among office-based physicians

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Two-thirds of office-based physicians intended to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid electronic health records incentive programs in 2012, according to a survey released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, only 27% of these physicians reported having EHR systems able to support 13 of the meaningful use Stage 1 core objectives for eligible professionals. The proportion of physicians using a basic EHR system, as described by the survey, rose to 40% in 2012 from 34% in 2011.

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