Eighty-one percent of hospitals and 41 percent of office-based physicians responding to two surveys last year intend to achieve meaningful use of electronic health records and receive incentive payments, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Two-thirds of responding hospitals and 80 percent of physicians expecting to achieve meaningful use plan to do so during Stage 1 in 2011-2012. That means one-third of all surveyed physicians expect to be meaningful users during Stage 1.

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