More doctors using electronic health records

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More doctors are using electronic health records in their practice, despite problems with a federal program that pays them to adopt the technology.

In 2014, about 74 percent of office-based physicians have a certified system, up from 67 percent in 2013, according to survey results recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, the problem is only 32 percent of such doctors with a record system were sharing patient information with other healthcare providers.

Back in 2010, the federal government created a "meaningful use" program that was intended to get doctors to adopt and use electronic health records as a way to improve patient care.