Adoption Rate of EHR/EMR Services are Steadily Increasing due to Meaningful Use Incentives

On July 17, 2012 the Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Care Statistics (DCPNC), released a brief analyzing statistical data from office based physicians in 2011. The brief found a five percent increase in physicians adopting EHRs from 2010 to 2011. Of the total amount of physicians adopting EHR, 50 percent were over the age of fifty and 64 percent were under the age of fifty. Although younger physicians were more eager to adopt an EHR, there was an increase in older physicians implementing an EHR due to the meaningful use incentives. In fact, approximately three out of every four physicians adopted an EHR that meets the meaningful use criteria. This study also concluded that that there will be an increase in adoption rate in 2012, among the non-adopters, due to these meaningful use incentives, and the streamlined clinical process.

MTBC’s clients take advantage of either a desktop, cloud-based or Web EHR model along with 24/7 technical support. MTBC’s products features numerous value added services such as accessing patient’s charts remotely, automated reminder systems, and the meaningful use calculator. Furthermore, MTBC offers additional tools for meaningful use attestation such as video tutorials, webinars, and a personal meaningful use coach, a trained professional knowledgeable with MU requirements and MTBC’s EHR products. For more information regarding MTBC’s products, call sales at (866) 266-6822 or email sales@mtbc.com.

About Author

Pravin Conda Esq. is the Director of Intellectual Property and Innovation (IPI) for MTBC. He graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center. Mr. Conda specialized in intellectual property law focusing on information technology and biomedical devices. To contact the author, email pconda@mtbc.com with a reference to the words “blogarticle” in subject heading.