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Update: EHR Adoption by U.S. Community Hospitals, 2008-2014

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 ahadatainfo@healthforum.com for more information.

Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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