Most physicians are finally on board with electronic health records.

After years of resisting the transition from paper to paperless records keeping, physicians have, if not embraced paperless, at least accepted it. According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 80 percent of them now have some sort of electronic health records systems in place.

The information comes from a survey conducted by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. The report said that, in 2007, less than 35 percent of physician practices used an EHR system to manage data. By 2012, that had risen to 72 percent, and, in the last two years, another 8 percent joined the crowd.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.