Fifty-five percent of office-based physicians were using electronic health records in 2011, according to a survey by the National Center for Health Statistics.
The data is from the 2011 Physician Workflow mail survey. Key findings include:
- About three-quarters of physicians who have adopted an EHR system reported that their system meets federal "meaningful use" criteria.
- Eighty-five percent of physicians who have adopted an EHR system reported being somewhat (47%) or very (38%) satisfied with their system.
- About three-quarters of adopters reported that using their EHR system resulted in enhanced patient care.
- Nearly one-half of physicians currently without an EHR system plan to purchase or use one already purchased within the next year.