How have hospitals progressed in adopting electronic health records? New data from a survey conducted by the American Hospital Association for the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology points to significant progress:
- Three-quarters of hospitals had adopted at least a basic EHR system in 2014, up 27% from 2013.
- Almost all hospitals [97%] had a certified EHR technology, up 35% over the previous year.
- Over a third of hospitals had adopted a comprehensive EHR system by 2014.
Hospitals have made major inroads towards interoperable exchange of health information.
Source: Dustin C. and others. Adoption of electronic health record systems among U.S. non-federal acute care hospitals: 2008-2014. ONC Data Brief [Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology], no. 23, April 2015. http://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/data-brief/2014HospitalAdoptionDataBrief.pdf
Related: AHA Annual Survey IT Database is available for purchase, and the 2015 release with 2014 data should be available soon. For further background on the survey, see http://www.ahadataviewer.com/about/it-database/ Call (866) 375-3633 or email email@example.com for more information.
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