CEO SUMMARY: Only about 180,000 U.S. physicians have adopted electronic medical record (EMR) systems over the past 14 years—mostly in larger medical groups. Now experts believe as many as 60,000 physicians per year will begin to adopt EMRs because of new federal incentives funded by the stimulus bill passed early last year. This is a
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CEO SUMMARY: At a national EMR users meeting, physicians indicated a growing interest in having their EMRs do more than electronically accept lab test results. On the want list are direct electronic ordering of lab tests and automatic matching of lab test orders and lab test results. Physicians are rapidly learning how to use EMRs
WE ARE CAREFULLY TRACKING THE ACCEPTANCE AND USE of electronic medical record (EMR) systems by office-based physicians. It is an important trend, one that is both an opportunity and a threat for regional laboratories.
As you will read on pages 3-6, once physicians install and begin to use EMR in their daily practice, literally the first