Expert Panel Projects Growth in Meaningful Use Among Physician Offices
April 30—An expert panel projects that 65 percent of primary care physicians in large group practices, 45 percent of primary care physicians in small group practices, and 44 percent of all other specialists could achieve meaningful use of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology by 2015.
A report on the panel’s forecast was published in Medicare & Medicaid Research Review. The panel, which consisted of a group of 18 experts from industry, academia, and government, predicts that meaningful use rates among these three groups could increase to 80 percent, 65 percent, and 66 percent, respectively, in 2019.
The study could help inform and evaluate government programs, according to the report’s authors.
Publication Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013