SPOTLIGHT: Study: Small group practices trail in EMR adoption

A report by the Medical Group Management Association offers more evidence suggesting that small group practices are trailing large ones when it comes to adopting EMR technology. The report, which was co-authored by researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, finds a precise correlation between adoption rates and group practice size. Those with less than five physicians had a 12 percent adoption rate, while it was 19.5 percent for those with more than 20 physicians.The survey didn't look at solo (or non-group) physicians where adoption rates are even lower. Release