The federal government, insurers and consumer advocates are putting growing pressure on the nation’s hospitals and doctors to embrace electronic health records and related technologies.
Making the switch will eliminate paperwork costs and reduce deaths from medical errors.
But doctors have been slow to join the digital revolution. A Rand Corp. study published this year found that in 2002, between 10 percent and 16.4 percent of the nation’s physicians had adopted electronic medical record technology.
Read what’s stopping them, and about advances in electronic medical records, Sunday in Business.