Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Info sharing across organizations lags adoption of EHRs 

PARCA eNEWS – Aug. 11, 2014 – Despite massive investment in EHRs the ability to share information across such systems has lagged, according to a health policy brief published by a partnership of Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Following the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009, more than $26 billion has been invested in developing “meaningfully useful” EHRs according to the National Center for Health Statistics. The result has been a significant boost in implementation of EHRs with 48.1 percent of physicians using at least a basic EHRs in 2013, up from 21.8 percent in 2012. At the same time a Health Affairs survey found only 14 percent of physicians are able to share patient data outside of their own organizations. 

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