According to the latest data from a nationwide survey, the rate of electronic health record (EHR) adoption remains low, especially among physicians in individual or small group practices, Modern Healthcare reports. Presented Tuesday to the American Health Information Community's Electronic Health Records Workgroup, the survey, based on responses from 2,458 doctors, indicates that 14 percent of physicians have adopted a "minimally functional" EHR, meaning the system can capture clinical notes, record prescription orders and perform other basic functions. The percentage was unchanged from earlier survey results, though it was based on a sample size roughly one-third smaller than the others. Among physician groups of 10 or more, the rate of EHR adoption was 36 percent, compared with 6 percent among solo practitioners, according to the survey. In addition, data suggests that 30 percent of multispecialty practices have adopted a basic EHR system, compared with 10 percent of single-specialty groups. According to an assistant in health policy at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Policy, the low rate of EHR adoption among small physician groups is not surprising largely because "they don't have the resources" to adopt the technology (Conn, Modern Healthcare, 2/13/08 [subscription required]).