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