A new survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics at HHS has found the pace of adoption of electronic health record systems has begun to slow, and the physicians who have adopted systems are not close to meeting the government’s Stage 2 criteria for meaningful use of the technology. In 2013, almost 8 in 10 office-based physicians had adopted some type of an electronic health-record system and almost half of those had a basic system with key EHR functions defined.
Only 13% of all office-based physicians reported that they would participate in Stage 2 of the federal EHR incentive payment program. However, 69% of physicians surveyed reported that they planned on participating in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive payment programs.
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