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A Report on Physician Adoption of EHRs

A report from the National Center for Health Statistics indicates that 55% of physicians had adopted an electronic health record (EHR) system in 2011. The report, available at www.cdc.gov/nchs, reviews the types of systems that...

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Health IT: Patients Ready, Docs Lagging

Patients are well ahead of providers in demanding online access to health information (IT) and communication tools, according to a new survey. Consumers are eager to use both the internet and mobile devices to connect with their...

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Information Technology as Communication

Much of health information technology (IT) focuses on patient documentation, compliance, and coding. While this is clearly a valuable service, there is still much more that can be garnered from health IT. Medicine needs to take...

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