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Sickest Medicare Patients Still Go To Physicians With Poor Technology
And most doctors only use technology for one out of five functions


Most Medicare patient visits in 2001 went to physicians with a low level of technology in their offices.

Some 57 percent of Medicare patient visits were to physicians who used information technology for only one out of five major functions, such as exchanging clinical data with other physicians or accessing patient notes, according to a new report from the Center for Studying Health System Change. Access to physicians with sophisticated IT systems was roughly the same for sicker and healthier patients, the CSHSC report (Data Bulletin 30) said.