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ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD USAGE RISES TO 40%

Nearly 4 in 10 office-based physicians are now using an electronic health-record system with a basic level of functions, according to the latest estimates from an annual federal survey, up from about 1 in 3 a year ago.

A basic system was defined as an EHR that could be used for all of the following: record a patient history, patient demographics, problem lists, clinical notes, medications and allergies; write prescriptions; and view lab and imaging results.

Of physicians surveyed, 2 in 3 indicated that they either intended to–or already had applied for–either the Medicare or Medicaid incentives under the EHR incentive payment program.

For more information, please contact Joel M. Greenberg, Esq. at (516) 492-3390, or visit The HLP Website.

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