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EHR/EMR Facts and Amazing Statistics

by Tera Tuten on November 3, 2011

Interesting Fact: Per person, the US spends more than any other country on health care. Yet, the United States has been ranked 50th in the world for average life expectancy.

Experts believe a key to lowering costs and increasing life expectancy is the use of EHR/EMR technology to store medical records electronically. 28% of health facilities use this system, but generous incentives ($66,000 for doctor’s and more for hospitals) are expected to increase usage. Want to learn more? Here are some other fascinating facts about EHR in the USA:
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