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One-third of doctors exchange clinical summaries

InformationWeek, November 1, 2013
Thirty-one percent of physicians said in a 2011 survey that they were exchanging patient clinical summaries with other providers, according to a paper recently published in the American Journal of Managed Care. Fifty-five percent of respondents had the computerized capability to send prescriptions electronically; 67% could view lab results electronically; 42% were able to incorporate lab results in their electronic health record (EHR) system; and 35% were able to send lab orders electronically. Researchers at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) did the analysis based on data from the 2011 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) Electronic Medical Record Supplement.