News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | June 03, 2016

ONC Survey Shows Electronic Health Record Adoption at 96 Percent

Data from 2015 show utilization increased nearly 25 percent in four years

ONC, survey, electronic health records, adoption, 2015

June 3, 2016 — According to data from a new survey, nearly all of the nation’s hospitals have adopted certified electronic health records (EHRs). The survey was released at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) 2016 annual meeting, May 31-June 2 in Washington, D.C.

The new data represents a nine-fold increase since 2008, according to survey data from the American Hospital Association (AHA) Information Technology Supplement. The data also show there have been increases in sharing health data among hospitals, with over 85 percent of hospitals sending key clinical information electronically.

The annual meeting convened key stakeholders across the public and private sector to discuss the collective work to advance the seamless and secure flow of health information for a number of national priorities. This includes advancing delivery system reform and improving health and facilitates science and research, such as through the Precision Medicine Initiative.

“As we kick off the 2016 ONC Annual Meeting today, these data showing nearly universal adoption of certified electronic health records by U.S. hospitals are an indication of how far we have come for clinicians and individuals since the HITECH Act was passed,” said National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Karen DeSalvo, M.D., MPH, M.Sc.

The ONC data briefs show the adoption rate of certified EHRs has increased from almost 72 percent in 2011 (when this information began to be collected) to 96 percent in 2015. While the overall rate for the use of certified health information technology (IT) has remained stable, the new data show that adoption rates for small, rural and critical access hospitals increased. 

The AHA data also show that:

  • The percentage of hospitals sending, receiving and finding key clinical information grew between 2014 and 2015;
  • In 2015, about half of hospitals had health information electronically available from providers outside their systems. This grew by five percent from 2014; and
  • About half of hospitals report they often or sometimes use patient information they receive electronically from providers outside their systems.

For more information: www.healthit.gov

Related Content

An example of a comprehensive CVIS is the ScImage Picom 365 system, which includes several sub-speciality reporting modules to eliminate the need for several different, disparate reporting systems in the cardiology department. Also called cardiac PACS cardiovascular information and imaging systems.

An example of a comprehensive CVIS is the ScImage Picom 365 system, which includes several subspeciality reporting modules to eliminate the need for several different, disparate reporting systems in the cardiology department. 

Feature | Cardiac PACS | October 05, 2018 | Val Kapitula RT(R), PMP, CIIP
“I don’t trust anything that’s being portrayed in the marketing brochures and will believe it only when the solution
Digisonics Showcases New Functionality at ASE 2018 for Data-driven Decisions
News | Cardiac PACS | June 25, 2018
Digisonics will exhibit its latest functionality for data-driven decisions at the American Society of Echocardiography...
Infinitt Achieves ACC-NCDR Certification for CathPCI Registry
Technology | Cardiac PACS | May 09, 2018
Infinitt North America announced that Infinitt Cardiology Suite-v 1.0.8.1 has achieved certification from the American...
Sligo University Hospital (SUH) uses Change Healthcare's McKesson Cardiology CVIS solution.

Sligo University Hospital (SUH) in Ireland uses Change Healthcare's McKesson Cardiology CVIS solution to improve efficiency.

Case Study | Cardiac PACS | May 04, 2018
Balancing high quality care with efficiency — and avoiding unnecessary procedures — is a priority for any hospital de
Siemens Healthineers Launches Next Generation of syngo Dynamics at ACC 2018
Technology | Cardiac PACS | March 09, 2018
March 9, 2018 — At the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session and Expo, March 10-12 in Orlan
The Lumedx cardiovascular information system (CVIS or CPACS) offers integration of data from across the cardiovascular service line into one location.

The Lumedx CVIS is an example of a system that can integrate data from across the cardiovascular service line into one location and eliminate disparate silos of information. 

Feature | Cardiac PACS | February 19, 2018 | Dave Fornell
For any cardiology department planning to upgrade its cardiovascular picture archiving and communication system (...
WVU Medicine has deployed ScImage’s PICOM365 Enterprise PACS cardiovascular information system.

WVU Medicine has deployed ScImage’s PICOM365 Enterprise PACS at the Heart and Vascular Institute for integration throughout the entire WVU Medicine infrastructure which is anchored by a 645-bed academic medical center and includes four community hospitals, three critical-access hospitals and a children’s hospital. 

Sponsored Content | Case Study | Cardiac PACS | December 15, 2017
West Virginia residents experience disproportionately high instances of cardiovascular disease in comparison to other
News | Cardiac PACS | November 22, 2017
Lumedx Corp. will present the latest in cardiovascular (CV) imaging, data management and next-generation analytics...
Philips IntelliSpace cardiovascular information system (CVIS)

The Philips IntelliSpace is an example of the newer generation of cardiovascular information systems (CVIS) that can consolidate all cardiology department data sources into one location.

Feature | Cardiac PACS | October 04, 2017 | Dave Fornell
Consolidation of data in one location to improve efficiency and enable data analytics, as well as smooth integration
Medical Metrics Taps Digisonics Cardiovascular Information Systems for Clinical Trials
News | Cardiac PACS | October 03, 2017
October 3, 2017 – Medical Metrics, an experienced core laboratory for multi-center clinical trials, has implemented t
Overlay Init