New Jersey doctors, many of whom still work in small offices, have never been known to rapidly embrace technology. But a recent study by the National Center for Health Statistics said that office-based physicians in the Garden State rank last in the country for adoption of electronic health records. Only 21 percent have installed what is considered a “basic” EHR, while the national average is 48 percent, according to the study.
New Jersey also ranked last when it came to office-based physicians using “any” EHR, with 66 percent having implemented one. Nationally, the rate is 78 percent, with Minnesota having a rate of 94 percent.