Top U.S. States Where Doctors Go Digital

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

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South Dakota

In 2012, 53.2 percent of South Dakota's office-based doctors used basic electronic medical records. That's significantly higher than the national average of 39.6 percent.

Separately, in the same year, 64 percent of physicians actively used systems for electronically prescribing medications, a process that can reduce transcription errors.

Special Report: Medical Technology: Electronic Health Records