Physician adoption of EHRs continues to rise

Physician adoption of electronic health records continues to increase, with 50.3 percent of practices reporting their use in January 2013, up from 49.6 percent in July 2012, according to a newly released report from Irvine, Calif.-based healthcare marketing firm SK&A. Specialties reporting the greatest use of EHRs were dialysis, internal medicine/pediatrics, nuclear medicine, pathology and radiology. Conversely, specialties least likely to have adopted EHRs were adolescent medicine, bariatrics, psychiatric, general preventive medicine and holistic medicine.

The state with the greatest percentage of physician adoption was Utah, knocking Minnesota from the top spot; New Jersey, meanwhile, continued to lag behind in last place. Report (.pdf)