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The data and information below are collected and provided publicly by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)
Electronic Health Record (EHR) Adoption

ONC tracks U.S. EHR adoption for non-federal acute care hospitals and office-based physicians. These two groups comprise a majority of those providers eligible for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, and are the primary source of health care for many Americans.

Non-federal Acute Care Hospitals

Data Source: ONC/American Hospital Association Annual Survey Information Technology Supplement, Non-federal Acute Care Hospital EHR Adoption and Use

Percent of U.S. Hospitals that Adopted Certified EHRs: 2015

This graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Certified EHR Adoption for All HospitalsThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Certified EHR Adoption for All Hospitals 96%All HospitalsThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Certified EHR Adoption for Small RuralThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Certified EHR Adoption for Small Rural 94%Small RuralThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Certified EHR Adoption for Critical AccessThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Certified EHR Adoption for Critical Access 96%Critical Access

Note: a certified EHR meets the technological capability, functionality, and security requirements adopted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Rural hospitals are located in CBSA non-metropolitan areas, small hospitals are those with fewer than 100 beds, and Critical Access hospitals are rural hospitals with fewer than 25 beds and 35 miles away from any other general or Critical Access hospital.

Percent of U.S. Hospitals that Adopted Basic EHRs: 2015

This graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Certified EHR Adoption for All HospitalsThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Certified EHR Adoption for All Hospitals 84%All HospitalsThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Certified EHR Adoption for RuralThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Certified EHR Adoption for Rural 80%RuralThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Certified EHR Adoption for SmallThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Certified EHR Adoption for Small 81%Small

Note: a Basic EHR is a system with these capabilities: patient demographics, physician notes, nursing assessments, patient problem lists, electronic lists of medications taken by patients, discharge summaries, advanced directives, orders for medications, viewing laboratory results, and viewing radiology results. Rural hospitals are located in CBSA non-metropolitan areas, and small hospitals are those with fewer than 100 beds.

Read ONC Data Brief, Adoption of Electronic Record Systems among U.S. Non-Federal Acute Care Hospitals: 2008-2015, for the latest analysis of hospital EHR adoption.

View Health IT Quick Stats, Non-federal Acute Care Hospital Electronic Health Record Adoption and Percent of Hospitals, by Type, that Possess Certified Health IT, for national trends of Basic and certified EHR adoption.

Get national maps of this data through the Non-Federal Acute Care Hospital Health IT Adoption and Use dashboard.

Office-based Physicians

Data Source: CDC/NCHS National Electronic Health Records Survey, Office-based Physician EHR Adoption and Use

Percent of U.S. Physicians that Adopted Any, Basic, and Certified EHRs: 2015

This graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician Any Basic and Certified EHR Adoption for CertifiedThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician Any Basic and Certified EHR Adoption for Certified 78%CertifiedThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician Any Basic and Certified EHR Adoption for AnyThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician Any Basic and Certified EHR Adoption for Any 87%AnyThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician Any Basic and Certified EHR Adoption for BasicThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician Any Basic and Certified EHR Adoption for Basic 54%Basic

Note: Any EHR is any electronic medical record, not including billing record systems. A Basic EHR is a system with these capabilities: patient demographics, patient problem lists, electronic lists of medications taken by patients, clinician notes, orders for prescriptions, viewing laboratory results, and viewing imaging results. A certified EHR is any EHR that meets the criteria for Meaningful Use, as reported by the physician.

Percent of U.S. Physicians that Adopted Certified EHRs by Physician Specialty: 2015

This graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician Certified EHR Adoption for All PhysiciansThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician Certified EHR Adoption for All Physicians 78%All PhysiciansThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician Certified EHR Adoption for Primary CareThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician Certified EHR Adoption for Primary Care 81%Primary CareThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician Certified EHR Adoption for Medical/Surgical SpecialtyThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician Certified EHR Adoption for Medical/Surgical Specialty 75%Medical/Surgical Specialty

Note: a certified EHR is any EHR that meets the criteria for Meaningful Use, as reported by the physician. A primary care physician specializes in one of the following areas: adolescent medicine, pediatrics, family practice, general practice, geriatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics, or gynecology. A specialist is a non-primary care medical or surgical physician specialist. These two categories comprise all physicians included in the data.

Read ONC Data Brief, Physician Adoption of Electronic Health Records through 2015, for more analysis of the latest physician EHR adoption data.

View Health IT Quick Stat, Office-based Physician Electronic Health Record Adoption, for national trends of Any, Basic and Certified EHR adoption.

Get national maps of this data through the Office-based Physician Health IT Adoption and Use dashboard.

Certified Health IT Vendors

Data Source: EHR Products Used for Meaningful Use Attestation

The Medicare EHR Incentive Program was established to promote the adoption and meaningful use of certified health information technology (IT). The program provides incentive payments to eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, Critical Access hospitals, and Medicare Advantage Organizations to accelerate the adoption and utilization of certified health IT. ONC collects and reports the certified health IT products eligible hospitals and eligible professionals report to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program when they attest to the demonstration of meaningful use. The data for U.S. below provides the top five reported vendors of certified health IT for both hospitals and health care professionals.

Hospitals

Percent of Eligible Participating U.S. Hospitals Reporting Vendor's Certified Product to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, June 2017

Of the 4,520 U.S. hospitals that participated through 2016, the percent that reported these five vendors:

Epic Systems Corporation: 22.06%

Cerner Corporation: 21.99%

Medical Information Technology, Inc. (MEDITECH): 20.69%

McKesson: 9.82%

MEDHOST: 7.37%

Note: percentages may add up to above 100%, as some providers may report more than one certified product. Hospitals include those non-federal acute care and Critical Access hospitals eligible to participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. These do not include children's, cancer, long-term care, behavioral health, and federally-run hospitals. Hospitals operating within the Indian Health Service are included.

Percent of Eligible Participating U.S. Hospitals that Reported 2014 Edition Certified Health IT: June 2017

This graphic visualizes U.S. eligible hospital 2014 edition certified health IT for HospitalsThis graphic visualizes U.S. eligible hospital 2014 edition certified health IT for Hospitals 96%Hospitals

Note: Hospitals include those non-federal acute care and Critical Access hospitals eligible to participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. These do not include children's, cancer, long-term care, behavioral health, and federally-run hospitals. Hospitals operating within the Indian Health Service are included.

View Health IT Quick Stat, Certified Health IT Vendors and Editions Reported by Hospitals Participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, for more data and analysis of certfied health IT vendors for hospitals.

View EHR vendor maps: see the EHR Vendors for Hospitals Demonstrating Meaningful Use dashboard for national maps of this data.

Health Care Professionals

Percent of Eligible Participating U.S. Health Care Professionals Reporting Vendor's Certified Product to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, August 2016

Of the 356,083 U.S. professionals that participated through 2016, the percent that reported these five vendors:

Epic Systems Corporation: 27.27%

Allscripts: 9.44%

eClinicalWorks, LLC: 7.48%

NextGen Healthcare: 5.49%

GE Healthcare: 5.16%

Note: percentages may add up to above 100%, as some providers may report more than one certified product. Health care professionals include those ambulatory providers eligible to participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. These include primary care physicians, medical and surgical physician specialtists, chiropractors, dentists, optometrists, and podiatrists.

Percent of Eligible Participating U.S. Professionals that Reported 2014 Edition Certified Health IT: June 2017

This graphic visualizes U.S. eligible professional 2014 edition certified health IT for ProfessionalsThis graphic visualizes U.S. eligible professional 2014 edition certified health IT for Professionals 81%Professionals

Note: Health care professionals include those ambulatory providers eligible to participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. These include primary care physicians, medical and surgical physician specialtists, chiropractors, dentists, optometrists, and podiatrists.

View Health IT Quick Stat, Certified Health IT Vendors and Editions Reported by Ambulatory Health Care Professionals Participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, for more data and analysis of certfied health IT vendors for health care professionals.

View EHR vendor maps: see the EHR Vendors for Office-based Providers Demonstrating Meaningful Use dashboard for national maps of this data.

Electronic Prescribing (eRx)

Electronic prescribing is a key component of the meaningful use of certified health IT. The electronic transmission of prescriptions improves patient safety by avoiding medication errors associated with paper prescribing practices. ONC uses electronic prescibing activity data from the Surescripts Network, an electronic prescribing network, to estimate national and state use of electronic prescribing. Surescripts is used by the majority of all community pharmacies in the U.S. routing prescriptions, excluding closed health systems.

Office-based Providers

Data Source: Electronic Prescribing Adoption and Use by State and Office-based Health Care Providers Database

Percent of U.S. Office-based Providers Electronically Prescribing through Surescripts Network: 2013

This graphic visualizes 2013 U.S. office-based providers Electronic Prescribing by PhysiciansThis graphic visualizes 2013 U.S. office-based providers Electronic Prescribing by Physicians 75%PhysiciansThis graphic visualizes 2013 U.S. office-based providers Electronic Prescribing by Nurse PractitionersThis graphic visualizes 2013 U.S. office-based providers Electronic Prescribing by Nurse Practitioners 87%Nurse PractitionersThis graphic visualizes 2013 U.S. office-based providers Electronic Prescribing by Physician AssistantsThis graphic visualizes 2013 U.S. office-based providers Electronic Prescribing by Physician Assistants 72%Physician Assistants

Note: percentages are based off of the number of each provider type that actively electronically prescribes on the Surescripts Network in U.S. (numerator) and the number of each provider type (denominator), as recorded through the SK&A Office-based Provider Database. SK&A records are based off a census off all office-based practices in the U.S; percentages may, therefore, be slightly over or under-estimated, in some cases. Please treat these percentages as strong approximations.

Read ONC Data Brief, E-Prescribing Trends in the United States, for more information and analysis of the latest electronic prescribing trends.

View Health IT Quick Stat, Physician e-Prescribing via EHR on the Surescripts Network, for visualizations of physician electronic prescibing trends.

Health Information Exchange (HIE)

Increasing the interoperable exchange of health information across the care continuum and individuals is a nationwide priority. The ONC's Interoperability Roadmap specifies actions by public and private stakeholders to enable a majority of individuals and providers across the care continuum to send, receive, find, and use a common set of electronic clinical information by the end of 2017. Monitoring trends in electronic exchange of health information among hospitals and health care professionals is a critical component of assessing nationwide progress on exchange and interoperability across the care continuum.

Non-federal Acute Care Hospitals

Data Source: ONC/American Hospital Association Annual Survey Information Technology Supplement, Non-federal Acute Care Hospital EHR Adoption and Use

Percent of U.S. Hospitals that Electronically Send, Receive, Find or Use (Integrate) Patient Health Information from Outside Health Care Providers: 2015

This graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Interoperability with SendThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Interoperability with Send 85%SendThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Interoperability with ReceiveThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Interoperability with Receive 65%ReceiveThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Interoperability with FindThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Interoperability with Find 52%FindThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Interoperability with UseThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Interoperability with Use 38%Use

Note: outside providers are ambulatory care providers, hospitals, or both that are outside a hospital's organization/health system. Send - percent of hospitals that electronically send patient summary of care records to outside providers; Receive - percent of hospitals that electronically receive patient summary of care records from outside providers; Find - percent of hospitals that electronically find patient health information from outside providers; Use(Integrate) - percent of hospitals that electronically integrate patient summary of care records from outside providers into an EHR without manual entry.

Percent of U.S. Hospitals that Electronically Exchanged Patient Laboratory Results with Outside Health Care Providers: 2015

This graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Exchange of Patient Laboratory Results with Any ProvidersThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Exchange of Patient Laboratory Results with Any Providers 76%Any ProvidersThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Exchange of Patient Laboratory Results with HospitalsThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Exchange of Patient Laboratory Results with Hospitals 63%HospitalsThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Exchange of Patient Laboratory Results with Ambulatory ProvidersThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Exchange of Patient Laboratory Results with Ambulatory Providers 69%Ambulatory Providers

Note: outside providers are ambulatory care providers, hospitals, or both that are outside a hospital's organization/health system.

Percent of U.S. Hospitals that Electronically Exchanged Patient Summary of Care Records with Outside Health Care Providers: 2015

This graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Exchange of Patient Summary of Care Record with Any ProvidersThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Exchange of Patient Summary of Care Record with Any Providers 76%Any ProvidersThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Exchange of Patient Summary of Care Record with HospitalsThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Exchange of Patient Summary of Care Record with Hospitals 67%HospitalsThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Exchange of Patient Summary of Care Record with Ambulatory ProvidersThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital Exchange of Patient Summary of Care Record with Ambulatory Providers 69%Ambulatory Providers

Note: outside providers are ambulatory care providers, hospitals, or both that are outside a hospital's organization/health system.

Read ONC Data Briefs, Interoperability among U.S. Non-Federal Acute Care Hospitals in 2015 and Variation in Interoperability among U.S. Non-Federal Acute Care Hospitals in 2015, for more information and analysis of the latest health information exchange and interoperability trends among hospitals.

Get national maps of this data through the Non-Federal Acute Care Hospital Health IT Adoption and Use dashboard.

Office-based Physicians

Data Source: CDC/NCHS National Electronic Health Records Survey, Office-based Physician EHR Adoption and Use

Percent of U.S. Physicians that Electronically Send, Receive, Find or Use (Integrate) Patient Health Information from Outside Health Care Providers: 2015

This graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician Interoperability with SendThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician Interoperability with Send 21%SendThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician Interoperability with ReceiveThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician Interoperability with Receive 25%ReceiveThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician Interoperability with FindThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician Interoperability with Find 34%FindThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician Interoperability with UseThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician Interoperability with Use 13%Use

Note: any health care providers: percent of physicians who sent or received patient health information with any ambulatory providers, hospitals and/or labs. Send - percent of physicians that electronically send patient summary of care records to outside providers; Receive - percent of physicians that electronically receive patient summary of care records from outside providers; Find - percent of physicians that electronically find, search, or query patient health information from outside providers; Use/Integrate - percent of physicians that electronically integrate patient summary of care records from outside providers into an EHR without manual entry.

Percent of U.S. Physicians that Electronically Send or Receive Any Patient Health Information with Any Health Care Providers: 2015

This graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician Electronically send or receive patient health information with Any ProvidersThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician Electronically send or receive patient health information with Any Providers 48%Any Providers

Note: any health care providers: percent of physicians who sent or received patient health information with any ambulatory providers, hospitals and/or labs.

Read ONC Data Brief, Interoperability among Office-based Physicians in 2015, for more information and analysis of the latest exchange trends among physicians.

Get national maps of this data through the Office-based Physician Health IT Adoption and Use dashboard.

HITECH Programs

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was passed as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in 2009 to invest in the U.S. health IT infrastructure. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) received over $2 billion of these HITECH funds. These funds were used to invest in health information exchange, the adoption of electronic health records, train the health IT workforce, and spur innovative health IT research.

View all HITECH grantees in the ONC HITECH Grantee List.

Find HITECH evaluations and research in the Health IT Library.

Beacon Communities Program

Data Source: ONC Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Grantee List

The Beacon Communities Program was established by ONC in 2010 to build and strengthen 17 communities' health IT infrastructure in support of clinical transformation efforts. The goals of the program were to improve health care quality and outcomes while lowering the overall cost of care. Although federal HITECH funding for these communities ended, some remain active in support of delivery system reform.

Program Evaluation: read Evaluation of the Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program for the full evaluation of the program.

View all Beacon Community participants in the ONC HITECH Grantee List by state.

Health IT Regional Extension Center (REC) Program

Data Source: ONC Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Grantee List and ONC Regional Extension Centers (REC) Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) by State

The REC program established by ONC in 2010 to provide assistance and information on best practices to accelerate efforts to adopt and optimize the use of electronic health record (EHR) technology to improve the quality and value of the health care delivery system. The fundamental goal of the REC program was to assist at least 100,000 primary care providers with the technical and organizational barriers encountered during health IT implementation, a goal met September, 2014. Although federal HITECH funding for the RECs ended, some remain active in support of delivery system reform.

Program Evaluation: read Final Report: Evaluation of the Regional Extension Center Program for the complete evaluation of the program.

View all RECs in the ONC HITECH Grantee List by state.

Number of REC assisted U.S. providers live on an EHR: 136,726

Number of REC assisted U.S. providers demonstrated meaningful use of certified health IT: 112,804

Percent of REC Enrolled U.S. Providers Live with an EHR through 2015

This graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. REC Program live on an EHR with All Enrolled ProvidersThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. REC Program live on an EHR with All Enrolled Providers 93%All Enrolled ProvidersThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. REC Program live on an EHR with Primary Care ProvidersThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. REC Program live on an EHR with Primary Care Providers 95%Primary Care Providers

Note: primary care providers are any health care professional that specializes in of the following areas: adolescent medicine, pediatrics, family practice, general practice, geriatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics, or gynecology.

Percent of REC Enrolled U.S. Providers that Demonstrated Meaningful Use of Certified Health IT through 2015

This graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. REC Program demonstrated meaningful use with All Enrolled ProvidersThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. REC Program demonstrated meaningful use with All Enrolled Providers 74%All Enrolled ProvidersThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. REC Program demonstrated meaningful use with Primary Care ProvidersThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. REC Program demonstrated meaningful use with Primary Care Providers 77%Primary Care Providers

Note: primary care providers are any health care professional that specializes in of the following areas: adolescent medicine, pediatrics, family practice, general practice, geriatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics, or gynecology.

View Health IT Quick Stat, REC Priority Primary Care Providers Meaningful Use Milestone, for REC assistance trends, and see /quickstats for access to all other REC quick stats (keyword: recs).

Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs

Data Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) EHR Incentive Program Measures

The EHR Incentive Program was established by CMS in 2010 and began to promote the adoption and meaningful use of certified health IT through incentive payments to eligible providers in 2011. The program provides incentive payments to eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, critical access hospitals, and Medicare Advantage Organizations to accelerate the adoption and utilization of certified health IT. Find out more through the official CMS website.

Percent of U.S. Hospitals that Demonstrated Meaningful Use of Certified Health IT through 2016

This graphic visualizes 2016 U.S. CMS EHR Incentive Programs demonstration of meaningful use for HospitalsThis graphic visualizes 2016 U.S. CMS EHR Incentive Programs demonstration of meaningful use for Hospitals 98%HospitalsThis graphic visualizes 2016 U.S. CMS EHR Incentive Programs demonstration of meaningful use for Small Rural & Critical AccessThis graphic visualizes 2016 U.S. CMS EHR Incentive Programs demonstration of meaningful use for Small Rural & Critical Access 98%Small Rural & Critical Access

Note: rural hospitals are located in CBSA non-metropolitan areas, small hospitals are those with fewer than 100 beds, and Critical Access hospitals are rural hospitals with fewer than 25 beds and 35 miles away from any other general or Critical Access hospital.

Percent of U.S. Health Care Professionals that Demonstrated Meaningful Use of Certified Health IT through 2016

This graphic visualizes 2016 U.S. CMS EHR Incentive Programs demonstration of meaningful use for PhysiciansThis graphic visualizes 2016 U.S. CMS EHR Incentive Programs demonstration of meaningful use for Physicians 62%PhysiciansThis graphic visualizes 2016 U.S. CMS EHR Incentive Programs demonstration of meaningful use for Nurse PractitionersThis graphic visualizes 2016 U.S. CMS EHR Incentive Programs demonstration of meaningful use for Nurse Practitioners 22%Nurse PractitionersThis graphic visualizes 2016 U.S. CMS EHR Incentive Programs demonstration of meaningful use for Physician AssistantsThis graphic visualizes 2016 U.S. CMS EHR Incentive Programs demonstration of meaningful use for Physician Assistants 2%Physician Assistants

Note: nurse practitioners and physician assistants are only eligible to participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, whereas physicians are eligible to participate in either the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. Only physician assistants that practice in Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) are eligible to participate in the EHR Incentive Program (and only a small percentage of all physician assistants practice in FQHCs).

View Health IT Quick Stats, Percent of Hospitals Participating in the CMS EHR Incentive Programs and Percent of Office-based Health Care Professionals Participating in the CMS EHR Incentive Programs, for more information on these percentages, as well as national maps of participation by state.

State Health Information Exchange Program

Data Source: ONC Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Grantee List

The State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program was established by ONC in 2010 to provide states and territories funding and guidance to enable secure electronic information exchange. Although federal HITECH funding for these exchanges ended, many of these state and state designated entities remain active in support of health information exchange within the states.

Program Evaluation: read Evaluation of the State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program for the complete evaluation of the State HIE Program.

View all Health Information Exchange participants in the ONC HITECH Grantee List by state.

Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects (SHARP) Program

Data Source: ONC Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Grantee List

ONC established the SHARP program in 2010 to support innovative research and to address well-documented problems that impede the adoption and use of health IT. The program covers four subject areas: security of health IT (SHARPS), patient-centered cognitive support (SHARPc), health care application and network design (SMART), and secondary use of EHR information (SHARPn).

Although federal HITECH funding for these projects ended, many of the project outputs are integral to the present state of health IT innovation. View Health IT Quick Stat, SHARP Project Outputs Inventory, for a visualization of these project outputs and to access the project output inventory data.

Program Evaluation: read Assessing the SHARP Experience for the complete evaluation of the program.

View all SHARP projects in the ONC HITECH Grantee List by state.

Workforce Programs

Data Source: ONC Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Grantee List and Students Trained through ONC Workforce Programs

The Workforce Programs were established by ONC in 2010 to rapidly and sustainably train a new workforce of health IT professionals to help providers implement and optimize electronic health records (EHR) to improve health care quality, safety, and cost-efficiency. The Workforce Programs comprises four constituent programs: the Community College Consortia to Educate Information Technology Professionals in Health Care, the Program of Assistance for University-Based Training, the Curriculum Development Centers program, and the Competency Examination for Individuals Completing Non-Degree Training program.

Although federal HITECH funding ended for these programs, the curriculum developed by these programs and classroom instruction continue. In July 2015, ONC provided additional funding to select program participants to update training materials from the Workforce Curriculum Development program, as well as to train 6,00 incumbent health care workers to use new health information technologies in a variety of settings.

Program Evaluation: read Evaluation of the Information Technology Professionals in Health Care Program for the complete evaluation of the Workforce Programs.

View Workforce Program Infographic for more information on overall program outputs.

The Workforce Program came to a close at the end of the 2013 fiscal year. All data are through September, 2013. You will find the total number of U.S. students trained and all participating higher education institutions in U.S., below:

U.S. students trained: 21,436 health IT professionals

See the ONC HITECH Grantee List for a table of all the Community College Consortia and University-based Training higher education participants by state.

Patient Engagement

Research demonstrates that providing patients with access to their clinical information empowers them to increase patient engagement and improve health outcomes. The ONC Interoperability Roadmap calls on health care providers to enable patients to electronically view, download, and transmit their health information to a destination of the patient's choice, and the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan encourages the advancement of patients' ability to access, amend, and make choices regarding the disclosure of their electronic health information.

Non-federal Acute Care Hospitals

Data Source: ONC/American Hospital Association Annual Survey Information Technology Supplement, Non-federal Acute Care Hospital EHR Adoption and Use

Percent of U.S. Hospitals that Provided Electronic Capabilities to their Patients: 2015

This graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital demonstration of meaningful use for Secure MessagingThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital demonstration of meaningful use for Secure Messaging 63%Secure MessagingThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital demonstration of meaningful use for VDTThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. non-federal acute care hospital demonstration of meaningful use for VDT 69%VDT

Note: Secure Messaging: percent of hospitals that provide patients the capability to electronically exchange secure messages with their provider. VDT: view, download & transmit - percent of hospitals that provide patients the capability to electronically view their medical record, download their medical record, and send (transmit) their medical record to a third party.

Read ONC Data Brief, Electronic Capabilities for Patient Engagement among U.S. Non-Federal Acute Care Hospitals: 2012-2015, for more information and analysis of the latest patient engagement trends among hospitals.

View Health IT Quick Stat, U.S. Hospital Adoption of Patient Engagement Functionalities, for more data on electronic patient engagement capabilities among hospitals.

Office-based Physicians

Data Source: CDC/NCHS National Electronic Health Records Survey, Office-based Physician EHR Adoption and Use

Percent of U.S. Physicians that Provided Electronic Capabilities to their Patients: 2015

This graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician demonstration of meaningful use for Any Electronic CapabilitiesThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician demonstration of meaningful use for Any Electronic Capabilities 71%Any Electronic CapabilitiesThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician demonstration of meaningful use for Secure MessagingThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician demonstration of meaningful use for Secure Messaging 64%Secure MessagingThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician demonstration of meaningful use for VD or TThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician demonstration of meaningful use for VD or T 65%VD or TThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician demonstration of meaningful use for VD and TThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. office-based physician demonstration of meaningful use for VD and T 16%VD and T

Note: Any Capabilities - percent of physicians that provide patients any electronic capability to (1) exchange secure messages with their provider, (2) electronically view their medical record, (3) download their medical record, or (4) electronically send (transmit) their medical record to a third party. Secure Messaging: - percent of physicians that provide patients the capability to electronically exchange secure messages with their provider. VD or T: view, download or transmit - percent of physicianss that provide patients the capability to either electronically view their medical record, download their medical record, or send (transmit) their medical record to a third party. VD and T: view, download & transmit - percent of physicians that provide patients the capability to electronically view their medical record, download their medical record, and send (transmit) their medical record to a third party.

View Health IT Quick Stat, Office-based Physician Electronic Patient Engagement Capabilities, for more information and analysis of the latest electronic patient engagement capabilities among office-based physicians.

Public Health Reporting

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) EHR Incentive Program provides incentive payments for eligible hospitals to adopt and meaningfully use certified health IT. Among the requirements to receive an incentive payment, participating hospitals must report on public health measures. These measures include the electronic reporting of data regarding: immunizations, emergency department visits (syndromic surveillance), reportable infectious disease laboratory results, and electronic patient data to specialized registries, like cancert. As of 2015, stage 2 of the EHR Incentive Program requires hospitals to report on three public health measures, when applicable, and modified stage 2 of the program requires hospitals to report on two of the three measures. This dataset includes the percentage of hospitals who reported on these measures in program years, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Eligible Hospitals

Data Source: Hospital Public Health Reporting

Percent of Eligible U.S. Hospitals that Reported Meaningful Use Public Health Measures: 2015

This graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. eligible hospital reporting of meaningful use public health measure for ImmunizationsThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. eligible hospital reporting of meaningful use public health measure for Immunizations 93%ImmunizationsThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. eligible hospital reporting of meaningful use public health measure for Reportable Lab ResultsThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. eligible hospital reporting of meaningful use public health measure for Reportable Lab Results 88%Reportable Lab ResultsThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. eligible hospital reporting of meaningful use public health measure for Syndromic SurveillanceThis graphic visualizes 2015 U.S. eligible hospital reporting of meaningful use public health measure for Syndromic Surveillance 76%Syndromic Surveillance

Note: immunizations: capability to submit electronic vaccination data to immunization registries or immunization information systems (denominator includes only hospitals that administer vaccinations that are reportable to the local public health agency); reportable lab results: capability to electronically submit results to public health agencies; syndromic surveillance: capability to submit electronic surveillance data to public health agencies (denominator includes only hospitals that offer urgent care or emergency services.)

Note: For 2013, hospitals could only attest to stage 1 of the program, and, in 2015, hospitals could attest to either stage 2, if eligible, or modified stage 2. Denominators for each year include only those hospitals that attested to meaningful use for that year. Denominators for each measure also reflect only those hospitals who did not take an exclusion from reporting on the specific measure.

View Health IT Quick Stat, Hospital Selection of Public Health Measures in Medicare EHR Incentive Program, for further analysis of the national level data.

View Health IT Quick Stat, Hospital Selection of Public Health Measures by State, for interactive US maps of each of the above measures.

State Health IT Policy Levers

The State Health IT Policy Levers Compendium was developed by the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in coordination with states. It is intended to support state efforts to advance interoperability and can also be used in service of delivery system reform. ONC collaborated with state officials to collect and validate the Compendium data.

The data to construct the Compendium was originally derived from the following: ONC State HIE Program Strategic Operational Plan Updates submitted by states, public documents of Medicaid State Plan Amendments and 1115 Waivers, and ONC staff knowledge based on state interactions. All the state activities catalogued have been reviewed and validated by state government officials from the respective states.

State Health IT Policy Levers National Summary: As of December 2015, there are 32 documented state health IT policy levers encompassing 331 unique policy activities in 40 U.S. states. See the State Health IT Policy Levers Compendium dashboard to see the distribution of health IT policy levers across the U.S., or access the data. You can also access state-level summaries of the policy lever data through this web-app, as well.

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Contact ONC, ONC.Request@hhs.gov, with any questions about this data.