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"MD" Doesn't Mean "Mostly Digital"

How technologically backward are U.S. doctors? See the statistics.

  • 700,300
    Number of physicians in the United States
  • 14%
    Percentage of physician practices that have switched completely to digital records
  • 35,000
    Number of physicians using Cerner systems

  • 5,759
    Number of hospitals in the United States
  • 50%
    Percentage using some form of digital records
  • 830
    Number of hospitals using Cerner systems
  • Sources: Cerner Corp., American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, Health Affairs

A version of this article appeared in the April 2006 issue of Fast Company magazine.