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
Special Report: Medical Technology: Electronic Health Records