I’m instituting a new Fun-Filled Friday practice. Either some inspirational quotes or health facts and figures will be posted each Friday for education and entertainment.
Today , here are some figures. The question is:
What are doctors viewing online with their electronic health record (EHR) systems?
Eighty percent of physicians with electronic health records are using the systems to view laboratory results, according to a studypublished in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Seventy-four percent of physicians with EHRs report using the systems to order prescriptions electronically, while 67% use the systems to record clinical notes.
Meanwhile, 34% of physicians with EHRs generate lists of patients by demographic characteristics, 31% generate quality metrics, and 14% provide patients with electronic copies of their health information.
The study is based on a survey of 1,820 primary care physicians and specialists in office-based practices.
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine, “Meeting Meaningful Use Criteria and Managing Patient Populations: A National Survey of Practicing Physicians”
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