[ Thursday, October 12, 2006 ]


Doctors are slow to adopt EMRs: According to this article in the Washington Post, doctors aren't leaping into the electronic records business. Only about 25% of doctors use EMRs, and only about 10% use them in connection with an integrated electronic records system like a RHIO. As you might suspect, privacy issues are part of the reason for the slow growth.

What else is hindering the adoption of electronic records? According to this study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, high cost and staff disruption are other issues. More here, from HealthAffairs.

Jeff [9:46 AM]

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