Bruce P. Mehlman
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Spurred by federal stimulus dollars, IDC predicts that 77 million Americans, or 25 percent of the population, will have electronic health records [at the end of 2010] compared with about 14 percent now.
7.6% of [U.S.] hospitals have adopted basic systems in at least one unit of the hospital, according to a less-rigorous definition that includes electronic physician notes, but not certain other features. [New England Journal of Medicine, March 2008]
Only 1.5% of [U.S.] hospitals have adopted what the survey’s authors define as a comprehensive, hospital-wide system. [New England Journal of Medicine, March 2008]
A federally funded survey published last year found that only 13% of practicing doctors used a basic Electronic Health Record system, and only 4% used what the authors called a “fully functional” system.
Major insurers have migrated medical records for tens of millions of patients online, [but] only a few hundred thousand patients have claimed and actively updated their information through their providers or other services like Google Health and Microsoft Corp.‘s HealthVault