Momentum is Building
The electronic health record (EHR) movement continues to build momentum. By 2011, approximately 39% of office-based providers and 35% of non-federal acute care hospitals had implemented at least a “basic” EHR. Check out the state-by-state breakdowns of EHR adoption on the Health IT Dashboard for up-to-date information on how many providers in your state have adopted and implemented EHRs.
The Time is Now
Health IT is where the medical profession is going. Providers across the country are increasingly adopting, implementing, and meaningfully using EHRs. Patients and the next generation of health care professionals will expect and demand medical facilities have a state-of-the-art information system. Adopting an EHR and achieving meaningful use will enable your organization to keep your patients satisfied and recruit and retain talented young clinicians and staff members while remaining at the forefront of the changing health care landscape.
Your Local Regional Extension Center Can Help
Over 140,000 providers have committed to working with a Regional Extension Center (REC) to adopt EHRs in a meaningful way. RECs are located in every region of the country to help health care providers select, implement, and become adept and meaningful users of EHRs. Contact your local REC to find out if you are eligible for free or reduced-price support.
For more examples of EHR adoption, see Case Studies & Data.