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|Routine Electronic Notification||Percent of Hospitals with Capability|
|Routinely Notifies Inside and Outside System||16%||21%||27%|
|Routinely Notifies Only Inside System||21%||24%||27%|
|Routinely Notifies Only Outside System||2%||3%||2%|
Over one-half of all non-federal acute care hospitals routinely electronically notify a patient's primary care provider upon his entry to the hospital's emergency department -- an 8 percentage point increase from 2013. 54 percent of all hospitals routinely electronically notify primary care providers inside the hospital's system; whereas, 29 percent of all hospitals routinely electronically notify physicians outside the hospital's system.
For more information on Hospital Health Information Exchange, please read ONC Data Brief #24, Health Information Exchange among U.S. Non-federal Acute Care Hospitals: 2008-2014.
ONC/American Hospital Association (AHA), AHA Annual Survey Information Technology Supplement.
 Data reflect the responses of 60% of all non-federal acute care hospitals.
 Data calculated from answers to survey questions: "When a patient visits your Emergency Department, do you routinely provide electronic notification to the patient's primary care physician?" [Yes/No] and "If yes, are electronic notifications provided to primary care physicians listed below?" [Inside of Your System/Outside of Your System]
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. 'Percent of U.S. Hospitals that Routinely Electronically Notify Patient's Primary Care Provider upon Emergency Room Entry,' Health IT Quick-Stat #26. dashboard.healthit.gov/quickstats/pages/FIG-Hospital-Routine-Electronic-Notification.php. June 2015.