Healthcare providers in large metropolitan areas are less likely to have implemented electronic health records (EHRs) than providers in smaller metro and rural areas, according to a new study in Health Services Research.

Healthcare providers in large metropolitan areas are less likely to have implemented electronic health records (EHRs) than providers in smaller metro and rural areas, according to a new study in Health Services Research.

To determine whether there was a “digital divide” emerging in traditionally underserved areas, the researchers gathered data from 261,973 ambulatory healthcare sites with 716,160 providers across 50 states and the District of Columbia. Healthcare sites studied ranged from small one-physician sites to large multi-physician practices.

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