Health Information Technology: Benefits and Problems

Policy Reports | Health

No. 327
Thursday, April 01, 2010
by Devon M. Herrick, Linda Gorman and John C. Goodman

Proponents of health information technology (HIT) often claim that the United States lags behind other developed countries when it comes to the use of electronic medical records (EMRs), physician order entry systems and personal health records in clinics and hospitals. For example, only about 17 percent of doctors and 8 percent to 10 percent of U.S. hospitals use EMRs.

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