CDC data on EHR adoption overlooks inconvenient facts; Cerner, GE Healthcare among Black Book Rankings' top EHRs;

> FierceHealthIT's Ken Terry says that, despite the fact that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of doctors who had basic electronic health records doubled between 2008 and 2011, it's too early to break out the champagne. "To start," he writes, "[CDC] dropped the category of 'fully functional' EHRs that it had used in previous years. It's now looking only at how many doctors have basic systems and how many say they have any "EMR/EHR" system at all." Commentary

> According to the 2012 Black Book Rankings, CPSI, Cerner, GE Healthcare and Picis top the list of favorite electronic health record vendors for customers, reports Healthcare IT News. The vendors were ranked according to performance in key areas such as certification-required EHR functionalities and e-Prescribing modules. Article

> EMR and HIPAA blogger Jennifer Dennard this week published an interview with an unnamed Georgia nursing student regarding the student's experience with electronic health records. The student pointed out that all areas of the hospital where she worked, other than in-home hospice care, utilized such systems, calling them "efficient and fairly self-explanatory." Blog post

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