2012 RI Physician Health IT Survey Summary Report
In early 2012, the RI Department of Health administered its annual Physician Health IT Survey as part of its Health Care Quality Performance Program.
This survey was sent to 3,546 physicians who are licensed in RI, in active practice, and located in Rhode Island, Connecticut, or Massachusetts. The response rate was 55.4% (n=1,964).
The following table compares the 2011 and 2012 Health IT survey results:
|Measure||Survey Respondents (%)||All Physicians (%)|
|Physicians with electronic medical records (EMRs)||81.1||86.2||5.1||51.0||47.7||-3.3|
|Physicians with qualified EMRs||27.0||39.0||12.0||17.0||21.6||4.6|
|Basic EMR functionality||73.2||76.1||2.9||--||--||--|
|Advanced EMR functionality use||51.9||56.4||
|Physicians who are e-prescribing||57.6||78.2||20.6||36.3||42.0||5.7|
2011 National Center for Health Statistics Survey
A November 2011 publication of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) included the following results of 2010 and 2011 surveys of health IT adoption in physician practices:
- The percentage of U.S. office-based physicians who have adopted a basic EHR is 33.9% (29.2% in RI). The 2008-2010 data was 24.9% in U.S. (21% in RI).
- The percentage of U.S. office-based physicians who plan to apply for EHR incentive payments is 57.0% (43.8% in RI).
Read more of the NCHS report.