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Percentage of Office-based Physicians with Electronic Health Record System
2004 - 2015
As of 2015, nearly 9 in 10 (87%) of office-based physicians had adopted any EHR, over 3 in 4 (78%) had adopted a certified EHR, and over half (54%) adopted a 'Basic EHR'. Since 2008, office-based physician adoption of any EHRs has more than doubled, from 42% to 87%, while adoption of Basic EHRs has more than tripled from 17% to 54%. Between 2014 and 2015, adoption of any EHR grew by 5% and Basic EHR adoption grew by 7%. ONC and the CDC began tracking adoption of certified EHRs by office-based physicians in 2014.
Jamoom E, Yang N. Table of Electronic Health Record Adoption and Use among Office-based Physicians in the U.S., by State: 2015 National Electronic Health Records Survey. 2016
Jamoom E, Yang N, Hing E. Percentage of office-based physicians using any electronic health records or electronic medical records, physicians that have a basic system, and physicians that have a certified system, by state: United States, 2014 (table). 2015.
Hsiao C-J, Hing E. Use and characteristics of electronic health record systems among office-based physician practices: United States, 2001–2013. NCHS data brief, no 143. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2014.
 Physicians adopted a Basic EHR if they reported their practice performed all of the following computerized functions: patient demographics, patient problem lists, electronic lists of medications taken by patients, clinician notes, orders for medications, viewing laboratory results, and viewing imaging results. The core capabilities of a Basic EHR were defined by DesRoches, et al. in the 2008 manuscript.
 Any EHR system is a medical or health record system that is either all or partially electronic, and excludes systems solely for billing.
 Data include non-federal, office-based physicians, and exclude radiologists, anesthesiologists, and pathologists.
 A certified EHR system is one that meets the requirements adopted by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. 'Office-based Physician Electronic Health Record Adoption,' Health IT Quick-Stat #50. dashboard.healthit.gov/quickstats/pages/physician-ehr-adoption-trends.php. December 2016.