Electronic health records are finally hitting the mainstream.

A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics finds the majority of doctors are now using electronic health recordings, and a quarter more say they plan on using one in the coming year.

And most feel they play a meaningful role in their work. Most doctors (85 percent) who have the system in place say they are either "somewhat" or "very" satisfied with its day-to-day operations. And three in four say patient care has improved as a result of electronic health record adoption.

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