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HC/HIT-10 Data Details

HC/HIT-10 Increase the proportion of medical practices that use electronic health records

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
25.0 (2007)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of medical practices that use electronic medical records
Total number of medical practices
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2007 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, Electronic Health Records Survey:


Does your practice use electronic medical records?

  1. Yes, all electronic
  2. Yes, part paper and part electronic
  3. No
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

The NAMCS Electronic Health Records Survey is a mail survey affiliated with the in-person NAMCS. Findings are based on a sample of non-federal employed office-based physicians who are primarily engaged in direct patient care. Physicians in the specialties of anesthesiology, pathology, and radiology are excluded from the survey.

Medical practices are considered to use electronic records if they indicate any use (all electronic or part electronic).