Docs Value EHRs, But Older Physicians Lag In Adoption

March 2, 2012 No Comments

SOURCE:  InformationWeek

Two-thirds of doctors say they use some form of electronic records to manage clinical information, and a similar number believe IT can improve care in the long term, according to a study from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.

Physician Perspectives About Health Information Technology, which relied on an online survey of 501 physicians, also reveals an age bias toward electronic health records (EHRs), noting that older physicians are less likely to push for adoption of the technology (42% of those age 60 or older compared to 76% age 25-59).

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