Electronic Health Records Sweep The Nation

July 5th, 2016 By: Elizabeth Smith.

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As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, it is important for physicians to stay ahead of the curve with the latest EHR technology. In fact, The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently hosted the 2016 ONC Annual Meeting in Washington D.C, and released an astounding finding from a nationwide survey:

Nearly ALL of the nation’s hospital have adopted certified electronic health records (EHRs).

According to the American Hospital Association (AHA), more than 95% of hospitals adopted EHRs in 2015. The jump in EHR implementation represents a staggering nine-fold increase since 2008. Additionally, the AHA states that:

  • The percentage of hospitals sending, receiving, and finding key clinical information grew between 2014 and 2015.
  • In 2015, about half of hospitals had health information electronically available from providers outside their systems; this grew by five percent from 2014.
  • About half of hospitals report they often or sometimes use patient information they receive electronically from providers outside their systems.

With the majority of US hospitals using EHRs, communication between providers and patients is an essential step moving forward. Consequently, The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continues to strive for greater interoperability.

interoperability ehrElectronic Health Records bring about a new age of medicine; they support physicians with functionality and flexibility while providing the highest quality of patient care. With RxNT|EHR fully integrated solution, interoperability is becoming a reality. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of RxNT’s fully integrated EHR, PM and E-Prescribing Solutions, contact us at 800-943-7968 option 3 or email us at Sales@RxNT.com.

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