20 stats for EHR adoption rates

Less than a decade ago, nine out of ten doctors in the U.S. updated their patients’ records by hand and stored them in color-coded files. By the end of 2017, approximately 90% of office-based physicians nationwide will be using electronic health records (EHRs). Health records are changing quickly — here’s a snapshot of the current EHR landscape:
Support for EHR adoption

The annual healthcare spending of the country reached ~$2.9 trillion in 2011. It’s expected to soar to $3.5 trillion by 2015.
Medical errors cost $19.5 billion a year, and maybe as much as $1 trillion a year when accounting for lost productivity.
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer…

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