Hospital EHR Adoption, Health Data Exchange Increases
An American Hospital Association survey -- funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT -- found that 93% of hospitals report being "in possession" of a certified electronic health record system. In addition, the number of hospitals that can electronically send patient health data to external providers rose by 51% between 2008 and 2013.
- "HIE Among Hospitals Grows, Still Needs Improvement" (Slabodkin, Health Data Management, 5/6).
- "ONC: Hospitals Dramatically Increase EHR, HIE adoption" (Bresnick, EHR Intelligence, 5/6).
- "Interoperability Beyond Doom or Gloom" (Manos, Healthcare IT News, 5/6).