The number of physicians who have adopted electronic health records (EHR) programs has risen dramatically since 2001. As of 2013, only three percent of eligible providers in the U.S. have not signed up to participate in the program, according to Jennifer King, acting director, Office of Economic Analysis, Evaluation, and Modeling at ONC. In addition, the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, which rewards healthcare providers who adopted EHR technology before 2014, has paid more than $23 billion in incentive payments. As of January 1, 2014, all healthcare providers and other eligible professionals must demonstrate “meaningful use” of electronic health records (EHR) in order to maintain their existing Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement levels. Failure to do so results in a 1% reduction in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for 2015. Safe to say that number should continue to climb. HealthIT.gov put together a nice infographic showing the growth of EHRs. Check it out!