Physician adoption of electronic health records rose steadily between 2013 and 2014, with nearly 75 percent of doctors going digital, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Electronic Health Records Survey.
The CDC’s four key findings based on the survey:
In 2014, 74.1 percent of office-based physicians had a certified electronic health record system, up from 67.5 percent in 2013.
The percentage of physicians who had a certified EHR system ranged from 58.8 percent in Alaska to 88.6 percent in Minnesota.
In 2014, 32.5 percent of office-based physicians with a certified EHR system were electronically sharing patient health information with external providers.
The percentage of physicians with a certified EHR system electronically sharing patient health information with external providers ranged from 17.7 percent in New Jersey to 58.8 percent in North Dakota.
Access the full CDC report here.