Rates of electronic health record adoption among physicians in the Northeast U.S. grew from 19.9% in 2002 to 52.1% in 2011, according to a recent Health Affairs study.
The study found that EHR adoption rates among physicians in the Midwest grew from 19% in 2002 to 55.5% in 2011, while EHR adoption rates among physicians in the South grew from 16.5% in 2002 to 50.9% in 2011.
In the Western U.S., EHR adoption rates increased from 19.5% in 2002 to 60.8% in 2011.
The study is based on data from CDC's National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey from between 2002 and 2011.
Source: Health Affairs, "Physicians in Nonprimary Care and Small Practices and Those age 55 and Older Lag in Adopting Electronic Health Record Systems"