Data access and documentation: Office-based Physician EHR Adoption and Use open data.


Data collected through the 2017 National Electronic Health Records Survey (NEHRS).


Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. 'Office-based Physician Health IT Adoption,' Health IT Dashboard. May 2019.

With this dashboard you may view 18 different measures of office-based physicians' adoption of health IT, including electronic health records (EHR) adoption, health information exchange (HIE), and patient engagement.

This dashboard defaults to a visualization of the percentage of all physician practices that have adopted a certified EHR. With this tool you can select a different EHR adoption measure from the drop-down list, or choose to view measures in one of the other health IT adoption areas (HIE and patient engagement) from the Measure Area list. Each time you choose a measure from the drop-down list, select another measure area to view, change the percentage range of the map, or display labels, a new graphic will appear that matches your selections.

See the Hospital Health IT Adoption dashboard for the latest adoption measures for non-federal acute care hospitals.

Basic EHR: a system that has all of the following functionalities: patient history and demographics, patient problem list, physician clinical notes, comprehensive list of patient's medications and allergies, computerized orders for prescriptions, and ability to view laboratory and imaging results electronically.

Certified EHR: physicians have adopted a certified EHR if they report that their current EHR system meets the meaningful use criteria as defined by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Primary Care: general/family, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, and pediatrics physicians.

Small Practice: a physician practice consisting of 10 physicians or less.