EHR Meaningful Use Dropout Rate Soars In 2012

Sheri Porter | American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) | July 3, 2013

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July 03, 2013 12:45 pm Sheri Porter – As U.S. physicians continue to embrace electronic health records (EHRs), data on CMS' EHR incentive program holds both positive and troubling news regarding family physicians' participation and success in achieving meaningful use of their EHRs.

According to CMS' recently published EHR meaningful use attestation data(, 23,636 family physicians became first-time meaningful users in 2012. The number represents a 180 percent increase compared to 2011 EHR statistics.

In an interview with AAFP News Now, Jason Mitchell, M.D., director of the AAFP's Center for Health IT, said the latest report confirms family medicine "still has the greatest participation both by percentage and by the numbers."