SK&A was awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), to provide ongoing survey information about the adoption, usage and planned usage of electronic health records (EHR) by physicians in U.S. medical offices. The SK&;A OneKey database of 251,000 medical offices and over 700,000 physicians is delivered to ONC quarterly.
SK&A's Research Center in Irvine, Calif., conducts telephone interviews with office managers and physicians in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Every month, the researchers survey and verify information at more than 40,000 sites. Medical offices are asked about their intent to purchase an EHR and about their timeframe, decision factors (such as price and functionality), and awareness of government incentives for adopting EHR technology.
Source: SK&A, A Cegedim Company, May 2013.