According to the latest statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost three-fourths of all office-based physicians have an electronic health record (EHR) system in place. This figure is up from the previous year, when just over two-thirds of these health professionals reported the same.
However, one study conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health indicates that chiropractors are extremely underrepresented in these numbers. In fact, in this case, they found that only 25 percent of chiropractic offices were currently using an EHR, with another eight percent reporting that they were working on implementing one. That’s a huge difference!
Whether you’re part of that eight percent looking for an EHR system or the 25 percent using an EHR system, you’ll want to know four factors to consider before purchasing. (more…)