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Table: Percentage of office-based physicians using any electronic health record (EHR)/electronic medical record (EMR) system and physicians that have a certified EHR/EMR system, by U.S. state: National Electronic Health Records Survey, 2017

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Citation

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. 'Office-based Physician Electronic Health Record Adoption,' Health IT Quick-Stat #50. https://www.healthit.gov/data/quickstats/office-based-physician-electronic-health-record-adoption. January 2019.

As of 2017, nearly 9 in 10 (86%) of office-based physicians had adopted any EHR[2], and nearly 4 in 5 (80%) had adopted a certified EHR[1]. Since 2008, office-based physician adoption of any EHRs has more than doubled, from 42% to 86%. ONC and the CDC began tracking adoption of certified EHRs by office-based physicians in 2014.

  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2017
Any EHR 20.8% 23.9% 29.2% 34.8% 42% 48.3% 51% 57% 71.8% 78.4% 82.8% 86.9% 85.9%
Basic EHR -- -- 10.5% 11.8% 16.9% 21.8% 27.9% 33.9% 39.6% 48.1% 50.5% 53.9% --
Certified EHR -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 74% 77.9% 79.7%

  1. Physicians adopted a Basic EHR if they reported their practice performed all of the following computerized functions: patient demographics, patient problem lists, electronic lists of medications taken by patients, clinician notes, orders for medications, viewing laboratory results, and viewing imaging results. The core capabilities of a Basic EHR were defined by DesRoches, et al. in the 2008 manuscript.
  2. Any EHR system is a medical or health record system that is either all or partially electronic, and excludes systems solely for billing.
  3. Data include non-federal, office-based physicians, and exclude radiologists, anesthesiologists, and pathologists.
  4. A certified EHR system is one that meets the requirements adopted by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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