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Hospital Electronic Health Records & Meaningful Use

Health Affairs article Oct. 2010 reports only 2% of US hospitals would have met the meaningful use criteria as of March 1, 2009 (study by the American Hospital Assn.) Overall, about 12% of hospitals have adopted any electronic health record (EHR). Details shown by type and size of hospital, and 9 core criteria as well as 3 menu criteria. Pub. Aug 2010

Meaningful Use of EHR - CHIME survey 2010

How ready are hospitals and other health care organizations to qualify for stimulus incentive funds for meaningful use of electronic health records? Find results from the November 2010 survey of members of College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)

Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems, (H&HN, July 2016)

The Most Wired hospitals & healthcare systems for 2016. Survey by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine asked hospitals to report on how they use information technology. Topics include cybersecurity, telehealth, and population health. Must register to see the list of hospitals.

Personalized Health Care - What is It?

Extensive overview from HHS.gov, describing the movement called Personalized Health Care. Reports (go to News Room) describe this field which combines gene-based knowledge with health information technology & knowledge management. Topics include genome-wide association studies, biomarkers, cancer research, genetic testing, molecular profiling, proteomics, computational biology, biologics, pharmacogenomics, and all sorts of terms consumers may eventually understand in the coming decades. Overview report from 2007 is 75 pages; 2008 is 300 pages

Physician - Patient Email Use (2008)

Just over 1/3 of office-based physicians had the technology in 2008 for communicating with patients about clinical issues, via e-mail. Since just one in five actually used their technology, overall, only 6.7% of all office-based doctors routinely emailed patients in 2008. Study reported by Center for Studying Health System Change, October 2010

State-by-State Health IT Initiatives July 2010 (pdf)

The National Association of State (government) Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) provides a snapshot of where each state stands in regard to its Health Information Technology efforts. Links to each state's group responsible for addressing Electronic medical records (EMR or EHR), and eHealth initiatives. Title: Profiles of Progress 4, 75 pages

Health Information Technology (AHRQ)

AHRQ National Resource Center for Health Information Technology. See the “Knowledge Library” section for information on Bar Coding, Clinical Decision Support, Computerized Physician Order Entry, Electronic Health Records, Electronic Prescribing, Mobile technologies, Security, Privacy, Telehealth, Bar-coded Medication Administration

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Economic Recession Impact on Hospitals (AHA, 2010)

American Hospital Association survey of hospitals in March-April 2010 shows nearly 3/4 of hospitals had reduced operating margins and lower numbers of elective procedures, due to economic conditions; 87% had increased bad debt and charity expenses. Two-page report

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