Health IT Growth in the U.S.
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Driven by major federal investments in health IT the past several years, hospitals, physicians and other providers have made significant strides in the adoption of EHRs and other health IT, according to a recent Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s annual report, “Health Information Technology in the United States: Better Information Systems for Better Care, 2013,” co-authored by Mathematica Policy Research and the Harvard School of Public Health.

While there have been significant advancements, there are still many challenges facing health care providers as they work to meet Meaningful Use criteria. We've put together a nifty infographic that highlights the advances in both Meaningful Use attestation and HIE progress (or lack thereof).

For more information on the stats, visit http://www.hl7standards.com/blog/2013/07/08/reporthealth-it-adoption-in-u-s-sees-steady-increase-hie-growing-pains-remain/

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Health IT Growth in the U.S.

  1. 1. Health IT Growth in the U.S. MEANINGFUL USE Driven by major federal investments in health information technology over the last several years, hospitals, physicians and other providers have made significant strides in the adoption of Health Information Technology (HIT), according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s annual report, “Health Information Technology in the United States: Better Information Systems for Better Care, 2013,” co-authored by Mathematica Policy Research and the Harvard School of Public Health. 38.2% of physicians reported the adoption of basic EHR functionalities in 2012. 42% of hospitals reported implementing all 14 core functionalities for stage 1 Meaningful Use. 63% of hospitals could meet 11–15 functionalities. 30% of hospitals and 10% of ambulatory practices send and receive data through HIEs. 30% public health reports This is an increase from 4% in 2010 and 18% in 2011. Although only 5% of hospitals could meet all 16 core objectives for stage 2 Meaningful Use, Hospitals meeting stage 1 Meaningful Use objectives are large, major teaching, private nonprofit hospitals located in urban areas. This suggests that most hospitals are close to meeting all objectives. One of the key requirements for stage 2 Meaningful Use is the ability for patients to view online, download, and transmit their own health information. Certified EHR technology will have this capability in 2014. However, in 2012 very few hospitals met this requirement. Enabling this functionality will not only meet the Meaningful Use requirements, but hopefully also begin a greater degree of patient engagement. HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE 27% of hospitals are now participating in HIE initiatives. 82% test results 79% patient summary of care records 10% of ambulatory practices were engaged in one of the nation’s 119 HIEs. 74% say developing a sustainable business model is a barrier. 32% of HIEs support ACOs. 45% of HIEs are supporting Patient-Centered Medical Homes. This is an increase from 3% in 2010. This is an increase from 14% in 2010. The least data exchanged The most data exchanged Hospitals and ambulatory practices were most common participants in HIE efforts. HIEs are struggling with financial viability. Grants and contracts are the most substantial source of support for most HIEs. In 2012, 44 percent of hospitals reported having a basic electronic health record (EHR) system, up 17 percentage points from 2011. For more information, visit http://www.hl7standards.com/blog/2013/07/08/report- health-it-adoption-in-u-s-sees-steady-increase-hie-growing-pains-remain/

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