Understanding the methods used by health care organizations to enable exchange and their capacity to do so is important. It provides context for how and where policy development and investments can streamline the complexity of exchange and address barriers to interoperability. This data brief uses nationally representative 2017 American Hospital Association IT Supplement survey data to describe the methods hospitals use to exchange summary of care records. We also present hospitals' participation rates in health information networks and variation in the methods used to exchange information by hospital type. .

Content last reviewed on August 5, 2021
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