Small practices no longer lagging in EHR adoption

Solo practitioners and small physician practices finally are jumping onto the electronic health record bandwagon, for the first time adopting EHR systems at a greater rate than larger medical groups, FierceEMR reports.

A recent study of 240,281 medical sites by healthcare research firm SK&A found adoption by smaller practices was outpacing larger groups, up 6 percent in the latter part of 2011 from 30.8 percent to 36.9 percent. In contrast, the adoption rate during the same time period for practices with between six and 10 doctors was up only 2 percent. --Read the full story at FierceEMR

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