California Hospitals Rank Below National Average for Health Information Exchange Capabilities
Health IT Interoperability analyzed data from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's Dashboard to assess states' performance on various hospital health information exchange capabilities. California ranked below the national average for five of the six metrics. For example, just 54% of California hospitals could electronically share summary-of-care records with other hospitals outside their system, and 53% of California hospitals could electronically share such records with outside ambulatory providers. Meanwhile, 61% of California hospitals were capable of electronically sharing lab results with any outside provider.
- "Who's at the Forefront of U.S. Health Information Exchange?" (Irving, Health IT Interoperability, 10/22).