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The Health IT Dashboard is an Open Government initiative from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). ONC established the Dashboard to improve the ability of stakeholders to monitor the impact of federal policies, programs, and research activities related to health IT. Return regularly to explore new data and download new information products as they become available.
  • 92% of Hospitals

    achieve Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (2014-01)

    Hospitals nation-wide are adopting electronic health records and health IT. This quick-stat shows 2-year trends in participation rates for the CMS EHR Incentive Programs.



    Learn more with the Health IT data brief from ONC.

  • 20,000+ Health Care Professionals

    are ready to transform health care with health IT.

    The Health IT Workforce Programs equipped thousands of health care and IT professionals with needed skills to implement health IT.



    Learn more in this health IT data brief from ONC.

  • 84% of Surveyed American Adults

    agree that health care providers have appropriate measures in place to provide reasonable protections for electronic health records.


    Learn more in the Health IT Data Brief

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  • Health IT Workforce

    HITECH Workforce Development Programs: A Retrospective

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    By the end of the programs, 21,437 professionals had been trained nation-wide at 91 academic institutions. Over two-thirds of all trained professionals were employed in health IT or had health IT related responsibilities 6 months after completing the program. View the Infographic

    Keywords: HITECH Workforce Programs, Health Care Professionals
  • Health IT Workforce

    HITECH Workforce Development Programs Student Employment after Program Completion

    Quick-Stat #21

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    Over three-fourths of students trained by the HITECH Workforce Programs were employed within six months of completing training. Moreover, two-thirds of all trained professionals were employed in health IT or had health IT related responsibilities. View the Quick-Stat

    Keywords: HITECH Workforce Programs, Health Care Professionals
  • Health IT Workforce

    Students Trained for Health IT Employment through the HITECH Workforce Development Programs

    Quick-Stat #20

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    In total, the programs trained 21,437 students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands at 91 academic institutions. View the Quick-Stat

    Keywords: HITECH Workforce Programs, Health Care Professionals
  • Hospitals

    Share of Hospitals that Received CMS EHR Incentive Programs Payment [PDF]

    State Summary

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    Participation in the CMS EHR Incentive Programs continues to accelerate, and the share of hospitals nation-wide that received an incentive payment increased 26 percentage points from December 2012 to December 2013. View the Quick-Stat

    Keywords: Hospitals, EHR Incentive Programs, EHR Adoption, Meaningful Use
  • Health Care Professionals

    Share of Physicians, Physician's Assistants, and Nurse Practicioners that Received CMS EHR Incentive Programs Payment [PDF]

    State Summary

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    Participation in the CMS EHR Incentive Programs continues to accelerate, and the share of professionals nation-wide that received an incentive payment increased 25 percentage points from December 2012 to December 2013. View the Quick-Stat

    Keywords: Health Care Professionals, EHR Incentive Programs, EHR Adoption, Meaningful Use
  • Patients and Consumers

    Americans' Trust in Provider Health Information Safeguards Links to Support for Electronic Health Records

    Quick-Stat #19

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    An ONC survey found that, overall, 84% of Americans either strongly agree or agree that health care providers have measures in place that provide reasonable protections for EHRS. View the Quick-Stat

    Keywords: Privacy, Security, EHR Adoption, Health Information Exchange, Patients
  • Hospitals

    Hospitals Receiving Incentive Payments for Electronic Health Record Adoption or Meaningful Use from the CMS EHR Incentive Programs

    Quick-Stat #18

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    Since the beginning of the CMS Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs, 4,400 hospitals, or 87 percent of all U.S. hospitals, had received at least one incentive payment as of December 2013. View the Quick-Stat

    Keywords: Hospitals, EHR Adoption, EHR Incentive Program, Meaningful Use
  • Health Care Professionals

    Percent of Physicians e-Prescribing through an Electronic Health Record

    Quick-Stat #17

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    In the past five years, physician Electronic Health Record (EHR) adoption has surged, reaching all corners of the country. The percentage of physicians e-Prescribing via an EHR has accelerated from 7 percent in December 2008 to 66 percent as of December 2013. View the Quick-Stat

    Keywords: Health Care Professionals, EHR Adoption, Health Information Exchange, Electronic Prescribing, Meaningful Use
  • Cross Cutting

    Health care providers' role in protecting EHRs: Implications for consumer support of EHRs, HIE and patient-provider communication [PDF]

    Data Brief #15

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    By 2012 84% of individuals either strongly agree or agree that health care providers have measures in place that provide reasonable protections for EHRs. Read the Data Brief to learn more.

    Keywords: Health Information Exchange, Lab Results, Clinical Laboratories
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    Health Information Exchange among Clinical Laboratories [PDF]

    Data Brief #14

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    Two-thirds of clinical laboratories reported the capability to send a structured test result to an ordering practitioner's EHR in 2012. In addition, the majority of laboratory test results were sent electronically in a structured format to an ordering practitioner's EHR in 2012.Read the Data Brief to learn more.

    Keywords: Health Information Exchange, Lab Results, Clinical Laboratories
  • Patients and Consumers

    Patient Access to Test Results among Clinical Laboratories [PDF]

    Data Brief #13

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    Three in ten laboratories allowed patients or their legal representatives direct access to clinical test results, either electronically or on paper. Read the Data Brief to learn more.

    Keywords: Health Information Exchange, Lab Results, Clinical Laboratories, Patient Access
  • Hospitals

    Public Health Measure Attestations of CMS EHR Incentive Program Participating Hospitals

    Quick-Stat #16

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    In aggregate, 87 percent of all eligible hospital attestations included at least one instance of the hospital selecting, without exclusion, a public health measure. Immunization reporting is the most commonly selected measure with 66 percent. View the Quick-Stat

    Keywords: Hospitals, EHR Incentive Programs
  • Hospitals

    Percent of CMS EHR Incentive Program Participating Hospitals Selecting without Exclusion at Least One Public Health Measure (by Reporting Cohort)

    Quick-Stat #15

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    Hospitals that began the Meaningful Use program in 2011 were 6 percentage points more likely to select at least one public health measure without an exclusion by their third year of participation (2013), compared to their first year of participation (2011). View the Quick-Stat

    Keywords: Hospitals, EHR Incentive Programs
  • Cross Cutting

    Effects of Meaningful Use Functionalities on Health Care Quality, Safety and Efficiency

    Quick-Stat #14

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    The 'Updated Systematic Review' reviews the January 2010 to August 2013 health IT literature to examine the effects of health IT across three aspects of care -- efficiency, quality, and safety. This report updates previous reviews of the health IT literature, and focuses on the evidence related to Meaningful Use. View the Quick-Stat

    Keywords: Meaningful Use, Literature Review, Quality, Safety, Efficiency
  • Cross Cutting

    Effects of Meaningful Use Functionalities on Health Care Quality, Safety and Efficiency, By Study Outcome Result (% of Studies)

    Quick-Stat #13

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    ONC reviewed 493 Health IT studies from 2007-2013 related to the impact of Meaningful Use functionality on the quality, efficiency, and safety of care. View the Quick-Stat

    Keywords: Meaningful Use, Literature Review, Quality, Safety, Efficiency
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    Effects of Meaningful Use Functionalities on Health Care Quality, Safety and Efficiency, By Study Outcome Result (% of Studies)

    Quick-Stat #12

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    ONC reviewed 493 Health IT studies from 2007-2013 related to the impact of Meaningful Use functionality on the quality, efficiency, and safety of care. View the Quick-Stat

    Keywords: Meaningful Use, Literature Review, Quality, Safety, Efficiency
  • Patients and Consumers

    Percent of Individuals Provided Direct Access to Clinical Laboratory Test Results

    Quick-Stat #11

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    Approximately 3 in 10 individuals (32%) reported that clinical laboratories had provided them direct access to test results, either in paper or electronic format, during the past 12 months in 2012. View the Quick-Stat

    Keywords: Information Exchange, Laboratory, Patient Access
  • Hospitals

    Percent of Participating Eligible Hospitals Selecting at Least One Public Health Measure

    Quick-Stat #10

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    This Quick-Stat higlights extent that EHR Incentive Program participating hospitals are implementing functionalties for collecting and reporting public health measures. View the Quick-Stat

    Keywords: Hospitals, EHR Incentive Programs
  • Health Care Professionals

    Percent of physicians with selected computerized capabilities related to Meaningful Use objectives

    Quick-Stat #9

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    In 2013, physician adoption of computerized capabilities related to Meaningful Use Stage 1 and Stage 2 objectives ranged from 39% to 83%. About three-quarters or more of physicians had adopted computerized capabilities for recording key patient health information and medication safety and management. View the Quick-Stat

    Keywords: Health Care Professionals, EHR Incentive Programs, EHR Adoption
  • Hospitals

    Progress and Challenges with the Implementation and Use of Electronic Health Records among Critical Access Hospitals

    Data Brief #12

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    This data brief describes the progress of Critical Access Hospitals with EHR adoption and MU and highlights the challenges that remain. Noteworthy, as of July 2013, 61% of CAHs had attested to Stage 1 MU compared to 68% of other (non-CAH) eligible hospitals. Read the Data Brief

    Keywords: Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, EHR Incentive Programs, Meaningful Use
  • Health Care Professionals

    Percent of Physicians with EHRs agreeing their EHR has the following impacts, 2011

    Quick-Stat #8

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    The majority of office-based physicians with EHRs reported the benefits of EHRs included clinical, efficiency, and financial aspects of improvement to their practice. Physicians with EHRs meeting MU criteria were more likely to report some benefits than physicians with other EHRs as of 2011. View the Quick-Stat

    Keywords: Health Care Professionals, Benefits of EHRs, EHR Incentive Programs, Meaningful Use
  • Cross Cutting

    Update on the Adoption of Health IT and Related Efforts to Faciliate the Electronic Use and Exchange of Health Information[PDF]

    Report to Congress June 2013

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    This report provides: (1) updates on the adoption of health IT; (2) efforts of CMS and ONC to facilitate nationwide adoption and exchange of electronic health information; and, (3) identification and discussion of barriers to the adoption and exchange of electronic clinical data. View the Report to Congress

    Keywords: Hospitals, Professionals, EHR Incentive Programs, REC Program, HITECH Workforce Programs, EHR Adoption, Electronic Prescribing, Health Information Exchange, Privacy & Security
  • EHR Vendors

    EHR Vendors of Participating Hospitals

    Quick-Stat #7

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    A pair of bar charts depicting the number of hospitals participating in the CMS EHR Incentive Programs or the ONC Health IT Regional Extension Center Program that have a product from each EHR vendor as of June 2013. View the Quick-Stat

    Keywords: Hospitals, EHR Incentive Programs, Meaningful Use, EHR Vendors
  • EHR Vendors

    EHR Vendors of REC and MU Participating Professionals

    Quick-Stat #6

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    A pair of bar charts depicting the number of health care professionals participating in the CMS EHR Incentive Programs or the ONC Health IT Regional Extension Center Program that have a product from each EHR vendor as of June 2013. View the Quick-Stat

    Keywords: Health Care Professionals, EHR Incentive Programs, REC Program, EHR Vendors
  • Health Care Professionals

    REC Nurse Practicioners and Physician Assistants: Crucial Primary Care Providers on the Path to Meaningful Use [PDF]

    Data Brief #11

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    RECs are working with half of all primary care Nurse Practicioners and 44% of all primary care Physicians Assistants nationwide and four in five NPs and PAs enrolled with an REC are live with an EHR. Read the Data Brief to learn more about how the health IT RECs are assisting crucial primary care providers adopt EHRs.

    Keywords: Health Care Professionals, EHR Incentive Programs, REC Program
  • Hospitals

    Hospital Progress to Meaningful Use by Size, Practice Setting, and Area Type

    Quick-Stat #5

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    The nation's hospitals continue progress to meeting the ambitious goals of Meaningful Use. This figure shows the progress of hospitals by size, type, and urban/rural location as of April 2013. View the Quick-Stat

    Keywords: Hospitals, EHR Incentive Program, Critical Access Hospitals
  • Hospitals

    Hospital Adoption of Electronic Health Record Technology to Meet Meaningful Use Objectives: 2008-2012

    Data Brief #10

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    Since 2008, hospital adoption of EHR technology to meet Meaningful Use objectives has increased substantially. This brief explains and contextualizes Quick-Stat #3. Learn more, read the Data Brief

    Keywords: Hospitals, EHR Adoption, AHA Survey
  • Hospitals

    Adoption of Electronic Health Record Systems among U.S. Non-federal Acute Care Hospitals: 2008-2012

    Data Brief #9

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    Hospital adoption of at least basic EHR technology and certified EHR systems is substantial. This brief describes the data sources, national trends, and individual state adoption estimates. To learn more and see which states are leading the way, read the Data Brief

    Keywords: Hospitals, EHR Adoption, AHA Survey
  • Hospitals

    Supporting Health IT Adoption in Federally Qualified Heatlh Centers [PDF]

    Data Brief #8

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    Over 83% of FQHC and FQHC Look-alike sites have providers being assisted by RECs, including 27 states with more than 90%. To learn more, read the Data Brief

    Keywords: Hospitals, Meaningful Use Readiness, EHR Adoption
  • State Summary

    State Health IT and HITECH Summaries

    Quick-Stat #4

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    These 3-page reports organize the 106 measures from the Health IT Dashboard by state for easy access to key data. Reports are formatted for tracking each state's measure compared against an equivalent national statistic. View the Quick-Stat

    Keywords: Health Care Professionals, Hospitals, EHR Incentive Program, EHR Adoption, Health Information Exchange, State Summary
  • Hospitals

    Hospital Adoption of Electronic Health Records

    Quick-Stat #3

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    Hospitals continue to demonstrate increasing capability to meet Meaningful Use objectives. Click the radar chart to see which meaningful objectives hospitals are meeting the fastest.

    Keywords: Hospitals, Meaningful Use Readiness, EHR Adoption, Health Information Exchange
  • Health Care Professionals

    Share of professionals paid through the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs

    Quick-Stat #2

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    Providers across American are working to prove that the Meaningful Use of electronic health records can have positive impacts improving the quality and cost of health care. Click the map to see which areas of the country have the highest participation. View the Quick-Stat

    Keywords: Health Care Professionals, EHR Incentive Programs, EHR Adoption
  • Health Care Professionals

    Physician e-Prescribing via EHR on the Surescripts Network

    Quick-Stat #1

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    As providers begin using e-prescribing tools, they are almost unaimously choosing tools that are integrated into electronic health records. Click on the scatter plot to see which states are leading the way in electronic prescribing through an EHR. View the Quick-Stat

    Keywords: Health Care Professionals, EHR Adoption, Health Information Exchange, Electronic Prescribing
  • Health Care Professionals

    Physician Adoption of Electronic Health Record Technology to Meet Meaningful Use Objectives: 2009-2012

    Data Brief #7

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    Since HITECH started, physician adoption of EHR technology to meet five Meaningful Use Core objectives has increased by at least 66%. Learn more about the specific EHR functionalities with widespread or increasing adoption, read the Data Brief

    Keywords: Health Care Professionals, EHR Incentive Programs, REC Program, EHR Adoption
  • EHR Vendors

    Vendors of Certified EHR Technology: Trends and Distributions from Meaningful Use Attestations as of 10/2012 [PDF]

    Data Brief #6

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    By October 2013 there were over 400 vendors with certified EHR technology had products used for provider's attestation to Meaningful Use program criteria. Read the Data Brief

    Keywords: Hospitals, EHR Incentive Program, EHR Vendors
  • Hospitals

    Progress to Meaningful Use Among Small Rural and Critical Access Hospitals Working with Regional Extension Centers (REC) [PDF]

    Data Brief #5

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    The RECs help providers select, implement, and use certified EHR technology to meet the requirements of the CMS EHR Incentive Programs. This brief describes the REC program's progress assisting 1,264+ saftey net hospitals as of 09/2012. Learn more, read the Data Brief

    Keywords: Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, EHR Incentive Programs, REC Program
  • Health Care Professionals

    Physician e-Prescribing via EHR on the Surescripts Networ [PDF]

    Data Brief #4

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    Electronic prescribing (eRx) is an increasingly common form of health information exchange that has shown positive impacts on health care for a number of reasons. Learn more, read the Data Brief

    Keywords: Health Care Professionals, EHR Adoption, Health Information Exchange, Electronic Prescribing
  • Health IT Workforce

    Training Health IT Professionals [PDF]

    Data Brief #3

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    The HITECH Act authorized ONC to establish the Community College Consortia to Educate Health IT Professionals Program. This brief describes trends in the program's progress to training goals and the demographics of professionals that enrolled for training. Learn more, read the Data Brief

    Keywords: HITECH Workforce Programs
  • Health IT Workforce

    Health IT Job Postings [PDF]

    Data Brief #2

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    Greater EHR adoption is projected to increase the demand for workers to implement, support, and use health IT. This brief describes trends in health IT job positings between February 2009 and May 2012. Learn more, read the Data Brief

    Keywords: HITECH Workforce Programs
  • Hospitals

    Electronic Health Record Systems and Intent to Attest to Meaningful Use among Non-federal Acute Care Hospitals in the United States: 2008-2011 [PDF]

    Data Brief #1

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    Describes trends in adoption of EHR systems among non-fderal acute care hospitals from 2008 to 2011, including intent to participate in the CMS EHR Incentive Programs. Learn more, read the Data Brief

    Keywords: Hospitals, EHR Incentive Programs, AHA Survey
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    Quality Incentives for Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Clinics and Free Clinics [PDF]

    Report to Congress, January 2012

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    The report discusses current initiatives and incentives for improving health care quality in primary care clinics and the current knowledge regarding quality of care and the use of health information technology in this sector. The report particularly addresses issues related to the use of health information technology by these clinics. View the Report to Congress

    Keywords: Hospitals, Health Care Professionals, Health Centers, Rural Health Clinics, Free Clinics, Quality, Health IT Impacts
  • Cross Cutting

    Update on the Adoption of Health IT and Related Efforts to Faciliate the Electronic Use and Exchange of Health Information [PDF]

    Report to Congress, January 2012

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    This report provides: (1) updates on the adoption of health IT; (2) efforts of CMS and ONC to facilitate nationwide adoption and exchange of electronic health information; and, (3) identification and discussion of barriers to the adoption and exchange of electronic clinical data. View the Report to Congress

    Keywords: Hospitals, Professionals, EHR Incentive Programs, REC Program, HITECH Workforce Programs, EHR Adoption, Electronic Prescribing, Health Information Exchange, Privacy & Security