U.S. hospitals triple use of electronic health records

U.S.News & World Report, July 9, 2013
U.S. hospitals have made major progress in adopting electronic health records systems over the past three years, according to a new report. The number of hospitals with a basic electronic health records (EHRs) system tripled from 2010 to 2012, with more than four of every 10 hospitals now equipped with the new health information technology, according to the report scheduled for Tuesday release by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. "Given the size of our country, that's amazing progress in a very short time period," said report co-author Dr. Ashish Jha, an associate professor with the Harvard School of Public Health.

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