New England Journal of Medicine's July 3 print edition will include a survey on physician adoption of EMR's. Conclusion: 4% have fully functional EMR's and 13% have basic ones. What about the other 83%? What are the barriers?
Not surprisingly, it's capital and return on investment.
So is there any good news in this picture? Actually yes. Physicians that have adopted are seeing the value in patient safety, operational effectiveness and cost.