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Study: Hospitals far from having fully implemented EHRs

Health Information Compliance Insider, June 1, 2009

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Healthcare systems nationwide continue to strive to adopt electronic health records (EHR), but too many hospitals and physician offices still lack implementation, design, and funding, according to a study in the March New England Journal of Medicine. A study of American Hospital Association members, ?Use of Electronic Health Records in U.S. Hospitals,? found that only 1.5% of hospitals had a comprehensive EHR system and only 7.6% had even a basic EHR system.

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