Top U.S. States Where Doctors Go Digital

By Jordan Robertson - 2013-06-25T16:02:47Z

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Washington, D.C.

In 2012, 22.4 percent of the District of Columbia's office-based doctors used basic electronic medical records. That's significantly lower than the national average of 39.6 percent.

Separately, in the same year, 51 percent of physicians there actively used systems for electronically prescribing medications, a process that can reduce transcription errors.

Special Report: Medical Technology: Electronic Health Records