Friday, November 20, 2015

EHR Adoption Nears 75%

Basic EHR adoption rates have climbed to nearly 75%, according to a recent study published in Health Affairs.

The researchers think that nationwide EHR adoption is possible soon. The study's authors suggest the high adoption rates were a result of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services EHR Incentive Programs, which recently added penalties for lacking EHR integration.

"Because EHR use is incentivized, an increasing number of healthcare organizations are adopting the technology.."
-EHR Intelligence
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Sources:
(a) Basic Hospital EHR Adoption Rates Climb to Nearly 75% - www.EHRintelligence.com, 11/12/2015

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