According to a piece in the MIT-published online publication Technology Review, only 15 to 18 percent of U.S. physicians have adopted EHR (electronic health records). If you work for a medical establishment that has yet to adopt the technology, we’d like you to weigh in on this issue by taking this poll.
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I am married to a physician
I'd check those stats on uninsured if I were you, and what
But, let's take 307 million and you say only 20 million are uninsured and half are fit young people. What insurance covers the unemployed, the homeless, poor, and elderly without much money?
The US government stats puts 12% of the population at below the poverty line - and they wouldn't have insurance to cover expensive operations - that's over 36 million right there.
The US government stats puts unemployment at about 9.3% there's another 27 million who are unlikely to have insurance.
Then those on the basic insurance that doesn't cover the more expensive operations. And if they do, how much to they pay for the expensive drugs required following the operations for cancer treatments?
Then lets go have a look at the stats for the periods the surveys covered.
I've never had problem with a doctor transferring a file to
I've lived in a couple of states now, and I do know the state laws on privacy and control of the medical profession are different between the states. In one, I asked for the file, the doctor made a copy for their records (legal reasons) and gave it to me to hand to the new doctor when I get settled in the new location. In another state, they weren't allowed to do that by the state law, and had to fax it over when the new doctor sent them a written request for it over my signature. The docs had no trouble with sending it on.
Mind you, the same issues will apply with an electronic file, too.
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