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Hospitals, health systems drive EHR adoption

Medical offices owned by hospitals and health systems saw the biggest jump in electronic health record (EHR) adoption rates between January and October 2010, according to the latest results of an ongoing survey released Monday by SK&A, a provider of healthcare information solutions and research.

The latest findings from the biannual survey, "Physician Office Usage of Electronic Healthcare Records Software," show EHR adoption at hospital-owned offices grew from 44.1% to 54.9%, a 10.8% increase. Adoption at heath-system-owned offices grew from 50.2% to 61.2%, an 11% increase. Overall, U.S. medical office EHR adoption has grown from 36.1% to 38.7%, a 3% increase.

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