Wednesday, October 2, 2013

ONC: Rural Meaningful Use Goal Excceded

Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) announced they've exceeded their goal of assisting 1,000 rural and critical access hospitals (CAH) attest to the Meaningful Use of electronic health records (EHRs) by the end of 2014.

By July 31, 2013, 1,115 providers, 62% (approximately 822 of 1,332) of CAHs and 77% (approximately 293 of 383) of small, rural hospitals (usually with less than 50 staffed beds) had attested to meaningful use of EHRs.

"The small rural and CAHs that have achieved this milestone are well distributed across the country – success has not been limited to one region."
- Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
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Sources:
(a) ONC Exceeds 2014 Goal for Rural Meaningful Use Attestation - www.iHealthBeat.org, 10/02/2013

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