Thursday, February 18, 2010

36.1 Percent EHR Adoption Rate in Physician Offices

Here's some interesting data from a market research report generated by SK&A: "36.1 Percent EHR Adoption Rate in Physician Offices"

I'm sure this number will dramatically change over the next few years. According to SK&A, the adoption rate is much higher (over 70%) in physician groups that have 26 or more physicians. What's somewhat surprising is that over 28% of solo physicians are currently using an EHR.

By Number of Physicians at Site:  Yes % No %
1 physician 28.5% 71.5%
2 physicians 36.8% 63.2%
3 to 5 physicians 42.7% 57.3%
6 to 10 physicians 54.4% 45.6%
11 to 25 physicians 65.2% 34.8%
26 or more physicians 71.0% 29.0%
By Practice Specialty Yes % No %
Top 5 specialties
Dialysis 60.8% 39.2%
Critical Care Medicine 58.3% 41.7%
Aerospace Medicine 56.5% 43.5%
Radiology 55.7% 44.3%
Emergency Medicine 55.1% 44.9%
Bottom 5 specialties
Psychiatric 27.8% 72.2%
Plastic Surgery 28.4% 71.6%
General Practice 28.5% 71.5%
General Surgery 28.9% 71.1%
Allergy/Immunology 29.0% 71.0%
Interested in seeing the full report? To view the entire SK&A report,  visit: http://www.skainfo.com/reports.php
Source: SK&A, A Cegedim Company, January 6, 2010
Based on telephone survey of 179,768 U.S. medical sites

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