U.S. Leads In Healthcare IT Adoption
February 22nd, 2012
Accenture study shows that government incentive programs to spur adoption of EHRs have helped the U.S. outpace other nations in healthcare IT.
The Obama administration’s federal incentive programs to spur the adoption and use of digitized medical records has helped the U.S. position itself as a global leader in the adoption and use by physicians of health IT, concludes a new eight-country study from Accenture.Released this week, the study, Connected Health: The Drive to Integrated Healthcare Delivery, examined eight countries–Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Singapore, Spain, and the United States–and looked at how these nations’ health systems are applying systematic approaches to healthcare IT.