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Top U.S. States Where Doctors Go Digital

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

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In 2012, 70.6 percent of Wisconsin's office-based doctors used basic electronic medical records. That's significantly more than the national average of 39.6 percent, and the highest of any state.

Separately, in the same year, 67 percent of physicians actively used systems for electronically prescribing medications, a process that can reduce transcription errors.

Special Report: Medical Technology: Electronic Health Records

Note: A basic electronic medical record system is defined as one that provides access to a patient's history, demographics and problem lists, physician clinical notes, comprehensive list of medications and allergies, computerized orders for prescriptions and laboratory and imaging results.