A pair of new reports from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology deserve your click-throughs.
Two surveys conducted with the help of the American Hospital Association show strong growth in overall electronic health-record adoption and substantial increases in literally dozens of key EHR functions. The reports cover the years 2008 through 2012.
The first report (PDF) focuses on growth in the percentages of EHR acquisition and adoption. It provides a state-by-state comparison of hospital “basic” EHR adoption rates. Some 14 states have achieved rates of 90% or higher, including Vermont and New Hampshire with 100%.