Top 10 Countries Where Doctors Go Digital

By Jordan Robertson - 2013-06-25T16:03:54Z

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A Paperless Prescription

The U.S. may be the high-tech center of the world, but when it comes to electronic health records, it has one of the lowest rates of adoption among affluent democracies.

Digital medical record systems can make health care safer and more efficient by providing physicians easy access to a patient's history, prescriptions, lab results and other information.

In the global race to upgrade the doctor's office, see which nations have bragging rights as leaders of the pack. 

The ranking is based on data from Health Affairs, a health care journal that surveyed primary care doctors in 10 large, developed countries. The figures represent the percentage of physicians who reported in 2009 and 2012 that they used electronic medical records.

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