Knowing that I have a big interest in Electronic Health Records, Jenna over at the University of California Berkeley School of Information, Data Science Department, shared an infographic on Electronic Health Record Adoption with me.
From this infographic you can see that the transition to electronic health records (EHR) represents a major change for the healthcare industry as a whole. Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla said, “In the next 10 years, data science and software will do more for medicine than all of the biological sciences together.”
Already, we’re seeing results: electronic health records may reduce outpatient care costs by 3 percent, and some hospital systems have seen reductions in duplicate tests and adverse drug reactions, to the tune of half a million dollars.
Interesting EHR Adoption Facts
How does your state stack up when it comes to EHR adoption? Are pediatricians more or less likely than bariatrician to have transitioned to digital records? And what is the difference between electronic health records and electronic medical records, anyway?
In this infographic, datascience@berkeley explores the past, present, and future of these game-changing EHRs. Give it a read.
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Does your pediatric, family practice or internal medicine have an EHR? If so which one? If not, why not? Let me know in the comments below.