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Who is Struggling with EHR Adoption?


Stethoscope on a computer keyboardA compelling study published last week in Health Services Research reveals that healthcare providers in metropolitan areas are less likely to have implemented an electronic health records (EHR) system than their rural counterparts.

This information may come as a surprise to those who previously thought that rural providers would be more likely to struggle with adopting electronic recordkeeping systems than their urban counterparts.

The far-reaching study, which was conducted in 2011, examined over 261,000 ambulatory healthcare sites throughout all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia.

Researchers found that healthcare providers located in areas with proportionately large minority and low-income populations were less likely to have implemented an EHR than rural providers. In fact, those providers serving urban areas typically had the worst track records in terms of adopting EHR systems out of all the providers examined in the study.

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Centra Health CIO Shares 6 Lessons Learned From Implementing EHRs


Healthcare organizations across the country are busy planning and implementing Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems in an effort to streamline IT infrastructure, reduce costs and provide better access to health information and care to consumers.  While it’s a move every healthcare organization will eventually have to make, several have already taken the plunge.

Virginia-based Centra Health is one such healthcare organization who’s already implemented a full EHR system across its three hospitals, and Vice President and CIO Ben Clark shared six valuable lessons that were learned along the way.

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Report: 56M People in the US Have Accessed EHRs, With an Additional 41M Wanting to


According to new data from Manhatten Research, a pharmaceutical and healthcare market research and services company, a total of over 56 million people in the U.S. have accessed personal medical information through an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system maintained by their physician.

Even more interesting, the same study found that an additional 41 million Americans are interested in the option to view their health information via EHR systems.  The report, dubbed the “Cybercitizen Health 2011” report, surveyed more than 8,600 U.S. adults to arrive at its findings.  While nearly 100 million Americans are either currently using, or are interested in using, EHRs, there’s still a vast amount of consumers that either aren’t interested or don’t have access to EHR systems.

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