4 percent of U.S. doctors use EHRs, new study finds

A milestone study of the adoption of health information technology has produced findings that one of the study’s authors calls troubling and the other calls very sobering.

The survey of 2,758 U.S. doctors, sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), found that only 4 percent had a fully functional electronic health record system. Another 13 percent had a basic or partially functional EHR system.

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