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Progress Lacking on Meaningful Use for Electronic Health Records

Posted 3:15 PM by

A Health Affairs article published last week indicated that only two percent of U.S. hospitals reported having electronic health records (EHR) that would meet the government's meaningful use standards.  Additionally, only 12 percent of hospitals in 2009 used any type of medical records, up from nine percent in 2008.

The full article can be found here.

Not surprisingly, the survey also indicated that small and rural hospitals have been slower to adopt electronic health records.  Our feeling is that many of the small hospitals see the trend of healthcare mergers and acquisitions as inevitable for them and their acquirers will need to inject capital to update their healthcare information systems as a part of any transaction. 

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