Only a small fraction of physicians in the U.S. fully use an EHR despite years of widespread availability. Barriers to adoption include excessive costs for setup and maintenance, disruption to physician productivity, and insufficient financial or clinical benefits. But Meaningful Use incentives, technological progress, and consumer demand are overcoming resistance and spurring a rapid wave of adoption. This whitepaper provides a roadmap to successful EHR selection and adoption. It surveys today's EHR landscape, including both opportunities associated with Meaningful Use and the hazards of adopting the wrong solution. Find out how athenahealth can help you get your Meaningful Use dollars.