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Last Updated: 11/07/2016

Report to Congress

2016 Report to Congress on Health IT Progress: Examining the HITECH Era and the Future of Health IT

The 2016 Report to Congress on Health Information Technology Progress is prepared by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to describe the specific actions that have been taken by the federal government and private entities to facilitate the adoption of a nationwide system for the electronic use and exchange of health information. Since the passage of the HITECH Act, the health IT  landscape has dramatically evolved.  Hospitals and health care providers are using health IT at unprecedented levels. This rapid digitization of the health system was the result of many factors, including extensive collaboration among clinicians, hospitals, technologists, patient and consumer advocates, and experts from all over the country. This progress, where an extraordinary amount of electronic health information and infrastructure now exist that the country lacked merely a decade ago, has set the stage for a transition in focus to the seamless and secure flow of this health information – also known as interoperability – to improve the health and care of individuals and communities. HHS will continue to work with public and private sector partners in the months and years to come to ensure that people, organizations, and communities can easily access actionable electronic health information when and where it matters most.

The 2016 Report to Congress on Health Information Technology Progress is prepared by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to describe the specific actions that have been taken by the federal government and private entities to facilitate the adoption of a nationwide system for the electronic use and exchange of health information. Since the passage of the HITECH Act, the health IT landscape has dramatically evolved. Hospitals and health care providers are using health IT at unprecedented levels. This rapid digitization of the health system was the result of many factors, including extensive collaboration among clinicians, hospitals, technologists, patient and consumer advocates, and experts from all over the country. This progress, where an extraordinary amount of electronic health information and infrastructure now exist that the country lacked merely a decade ago, has set the stage for a transition in focus to the seamless and secure flow of this health information – also known as interoperability – to improve the health and care of individuals and communities. HHS will continue to work with public and private sector partners in the months and years to come to ensure that people, organizations, and communities can easily access actionable electronic health information when and where it matters most. View Report to Congress.

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20161107

Data Brief

Electronic Capabilities for Patient Engagement among U.S. Non-Federal Acute Care Hospitals: 2012-2015

This ONC Data Brief describes trends in hospitals capability to engage patients with their health information electronically from 2012 to 2015. The percent of hospitals that enable patients to electronically view, download, and transmit their health information grew almost 7-fold between 2013 and 2015. However, Critical Access, medium, and small hospitals lag behind large hospitals in possessing electronic view, download, and transmit capabilities for their patients.

This ONC Data Brief describes trends in hospitals capability to engage patients with their health information electronically from 2012 to 2015. The percent of hospitals that enable patients to electronically view, download, and transmit their health information grew almost 7-fold between 2013 and 2015. However, Critical Access, medium, and small hospitals lag behind large hospitals in possessing electronic view, download, and transmit capabilities for their patients. View Data Brief.

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20160913

Data Brief

Variation in Interoperability among U.S. Non-federal Acute Care Hospitals in 2015

This ONC Data Brief describes variation in interoperability across different types of hospitals, rates of exchanging information between hospitals and other types of providers, and mechanisms hospitals used to exchange information.

This ONC Data Brief describes variation in interoperability across different types of hospitals, rates of exchanging information between hospitals and other types of providers, and mechanisms hospitals used to exchange information. View Data Brief.

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20160727

Presentation

Data Update: Interoperability Among U.S. Non-federal Acute Care Hospitals [pdf]

Hospitals' rates of electronically sending and receiving information to and from a variety of types of providers across the care continuum significantly increased between 2014 and 2015. Hospitals rates of electronic exchange across a variety of providers increased; this indicates progress related to exchange partners' HIE capabilities, a commonly cited barrier to interoperability.

Hospitals' rates of electronically sending and receiving information to and from a variety of types of providers across the care continuum significantly increased between 2014 and 2015. Hospitals rates of electronic exchange across a variety of providers increased; this indicates progress related to exchange partners' HIE capabilities, a commonly cited barrier to interoperability. View Health IT Policy Committee Data Update.

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20160727

Data Brief

Interoperability among U.S. Non-federal Acute Care Hospitals in 2015

Over 1 in 4 hospitals can electronically find, send, receive, and use key clinical information - an important metric for tracking interoperability. This brief presents the most recent estimates on the state of interoperable exchange activity among U.S. non-federal acute care hospitals, including whether hospitals have key patient information electronically available from sources outside their system; whether this information is subsequently used for clinical decisions; and barriers to the exchange and use of that information.

Over 1 in 4 hospitals can electronically find, send, receive, and use key clinical information - an important metric for tracking interoperability. This brief presents the most recent estimates on the state of interoperable exchange activity among U.S. non-federal acute care hospitals, including whether hospitals have key patient information electronically available from sources outside their system; whether this information is subsequently used for clinical decisions; and barriers to the exchange and use of that information. View Data Brief.

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20160531

Data Brief

Adoption of Electronic Health Record Systems among U.S. Non-Federal Acute Care Hospitals: 2008-2015

Nearly all hospitals have certified health IT and over 4 in 5 hospitals have at least a Basic EHR. This brief uses data from the American Hospital Association to describe trends in adoption of EHR technology among non-federal acute care hospitals from 2008 to 2015. It tracks the adoption of Basic EHR systems and the possession of certified EHR technology.

Nearly all hospitals have certified health IT and over 4 in 5 hospitals have at least a Basic EHR. This brief uses data from the American Hospital Association to describe trends in adoption of EHR technology among non-federal acute care hospitals from 2008 to 2015. It tracks the adoption of Basic EHR systems and the possession of certified EHR technology. View Data Brief.

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20160531

Presentation

Interoperability Measurement for the MACRA Section 106(b) [pdf]

Congress declares it a national objective to achieve widespread exchange of health information through interoperable certified EHR technology. Not later than July 1, 2016, and in consultation with stakeholders, the Secretary of HHS shall establish metrics to be used to determine if and to the extent that the objective has been achieved. This presentation  provides an overview of the MACRA section 106(b), describes the purpose and key components of ONC's request for information (RFI), and discusses next steps to ensure the development of the next generation interoperability measures.

Congress declares it a national objective to achieve widespread exchange of health information through interoperable certified EHR technology. Not later than July 1, 2016, and in consultation with stakeholders, the Secretary of HHS shall establish metrics to be used to determine if and to the extent that the objective has been achieved. This presentation provides an overview of the MACRA section 106(b), describes the purpose and key components of ONC's request for information (RFI), and discusses next steps to ensure the development of the next generation interoperability measures. View Health IT Policy Committee Data Update.

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20160419

Evaluation Report

Final Report: Evalution of the Regional Extension Center Program [pdf]

This is the final report and evaluation of the Regional Extension Center (REC) program. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) established the REC program to provide technical assistance to providers in areas such as EHR implementation and project management, training, vendor selection and financial consultation, workflow redesign, and privacy and security. The REC program prioritized providers working in small primary care practices, practices with large proportion of patients with Medicaid or without insurance, community health centers, rural health clinics, and Critical Access hospitals. View Evaluation Report.

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20160412

Evaluation Report

Evaluation of the State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program [pdf]

This is the final evaluation report of the State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program. The State HIE program was created to enable rapid development of health information exchange across the nation. The evaluation found that there is no one-size-fits-all solution with exchange. Development and use of health information exchange is predicated on the state and local environments. There is now more health information exchange capacity in the nation, as well as a path forward toward greater data use for both exchange and interoperability. View Evaluation Report.

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20160315

Report to Congress

Update on the Adoption of Health IT and Related Efforts to Facilitate the Electronic Use and Exchange of Health Information: February, 2016

This annual report to Congress reports on the current state of health IT, discusses critical actions to accelerate progress on a firm path to a digital health care system, and identifies key barriers.

This annual report to Congress reports on the current state of health IT, discusses critical actions to accelerate progress on a firm path to a digital health care system, and identifies key barriers. View Report to Congress.

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20160229

Data Brief

Disparities in Individuals' Access and Use of Health Information Technology in 2014

Findings from nationally representative surveys show that individuals' use of information technology (IT) for health needs increased significantly between 2013 and 2014. Prior analysis revealed that disparities in online access of medical records and use of IT for health-related needs existed by certain socio-demographic characteristics and geographic settings in 2013. This data brief examines 2014 data to identify disparities in online access of medical records and use of IT for health needs. View Data Brief.

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20160225

Data Brief

Trends in Individuals' Perceptions regarding Privacy and Security of Medical Records and Exchange of Health Information: 2012-2014

Preserving patient trust in the privacy and security of health information is a critical element in achieving an interoperable health IT infrastructure. As adoption of certified health IT and electronic exchange of health information grows across hospitals and office-based physicians, it is important to assess the impact of these changes on consumers' perceptions regarding the privacy and security of their health information. This data brief summarizes trends from 2012 - 2014 related to individuals' privacy and security concerns and preferences. View Data Brief.

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20160209

Evaluation Report

Evaluation of the Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program [pdf]

This report summarizes the methods, findings, and policy implications of the national evaluation of the Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program. The Beacon Program was established by ONC 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. View Evaluation Report.

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20151215

Data Brief

State and National Trends of Two-Factor Authentication for Non-Federal Acute Care Hospitals

As electronic health information becomes more widely available, proper security measures must be implemented to ensure the information is only accessible to those with the rights to access it. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires covered entities to verify that a person seeking access to electronic protected health information (ePHI) has authorization. Two-factor authentication provides identification of EHR users by means of the combination of two different components. View Data Brief.

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20151123

Data Brief

Electronic Capabilities for Patient Engagement among U.S. Non-Federal Acute Care Hospitals: 2012-2014

Research demonstrates that providing patients with access to their clinical information empowers them to increase patient engagement and improve health outcomes. Hospitals, which play a critical role in coordinating patient care with a variety of providers across numerous settings, have begun offering patients opportunities to electronically interact with their health information at rates greater than ever before. This brief describes trends in hospitals' capability to engage patients with their health information electronically from 2012 to 2014. View Data Brief.

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20151001

Data Brief

Trends in Consumer Access and Use of Electronic Health Information

The ability of individuals to easily and securely access and use their health information electronically serves as one of the cornerstones of nationwide efforts to increase patient and family engagement, and advance person-centered health. With access to their electronic health information, individuals can serve as intermediaries of information exchange among providers and use innovative applications to better manage their health. This brief provides national estimates of consumers' access and use of their electronic health information based upon nationally representative surveys conducted from 2012 to 2014. View Data Brief.

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20151001

Data Brief

Physician Electronic Exchange of Patient Health Information, 2014

It is a national priority for a majority of individuals and providers along the care continuum to electronically send, receive, find, and use health information by 2017. Patient-centered care includes sharing patient health information during care transitions and engaging the patient in their own care, both of which are facilitated through electronic health information exchange. The data presented here provide national estimates related to office-based physicians' electronic sharing of patient health information using nationally representative surveys conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics in 2014 and 2013. View Data Brief.

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20151001

Strategic Plan

Federal Health IT Strategic Plan: 2015-2020

The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 explains how the federal government intends to apply the effective use of information and technology to help the nation achieve high-quality care, lower costs, a healthy population, and engaged individuals. The work described in this Plan aims to modernize the U.S. health IT infrastructure so that individuals, their providers, and communities can use it to help achieve health and wellness goals.

The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 explains how the federal government intends to apply the effective use of information and technology to help the nation achieve high-quality care, lower costs, a healthy population, and engaged individuals. The work described in this Plan aims to modernize the U.S. health IT infrastructure so that individuals, their providers, and communities can use it to help achieve health and wellness goals. View Strategic Plan.

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20150921

Data Brief

Any, Certified, and Basic: Quantifying Physician EHR Adoption through 2014

Physician adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems has increased substantially over the last decade. As a result, health information technologies (IT) have evolved to include functionalities that better address what physicians need. This brief provides estimates of office-based physician EHR adoption rates by 2014, for any EHR, certified EHR, and Basic EHRs. View Data Brief.

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20150916

Presentation

Availability of 2014 CEHRT for Meaningful Use Providers [pdf]

The ONC data update for the September 9, 2015 Federal Advisory Committee on Health IT provides an analysis of providers who attested to meaningful use in 2014 using 2014 certified EHR technology and those who took the Flexibility Rule. View Health IT Policy Committee Data Update.

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20150911

Data Brief

Interoperability among U.S. Non-federal Acute Care Hospitals, 2014 [pdf]

This brief presents baseline estimates on the state of interoperable exchange activity among U.S. non-federal acute care hospitals to electronically find, send, receive, and use health information from other systems. The brief also explores whether hospitals have essential patient information available from sources outside their system, and describes interoperability barriers experienced by hospitals. View Data Brief.

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20150812

Presentation

Interoperable Health Information Exchange among Non-federal Acute Care Hospitals [pdf]

The ONC data update for the August 11, 2015 Federal Advisory Committee on Health IT provides new data on interoperable health information exchange among non-federal acute-care hospitals. The data show that most hospitals possess certified EHR technology and are exchanging key clinical information, and hospitals conducting more interoperable exchange have higher rates of information electronically available at the point of care from outside sources and settings. View Health IT Policy Committee Data Update.

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20150811

Data Brief

Individuals' Perceptions of the Privacy and Security of Medical Records [pdf]

To assess the growing impact of EHR adoption on individuals' privacy and security concerns, this data brief examines whether privacy and security concerns have increased with increased rates of EHR adoption between 2012 and 2013. View Data Brief.

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20150602

Data Brief

Disparities in Individuals' Access and Use of Health IT in 2013 [pdf]

This brief presents national data from 2013, prior to implementation of Meaningful Use Stage 2 patient electronic access rules, changes to CLIA, and expansion of the Blue Button Initiative, regarding individuals' use of certain types of health IT. This brief also explores variation in individuals' access and use of certain types of IT by socio-demographic characteristics, geography and providers' use of an electronic health record. View Data Brief.

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20150602

Evaluation Report

Clinical Transformation in the Beacon Communities [pdf]

The Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program was established to build and strenghten health IT infrastructure to support clinical transformation efforts. This report provides the evaluation of this program, using interviews with program staff, site visits, and Beacon reporting. View Evaluation Report.

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20150601

Evaluation Report

Provider Experiences with HIE: Key Findings from a Six-State Review [pdf]

The State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program provided states and territories funding and guidance to enable secure electronic information exchange. As part of the evaluation of this program, case studies of six states' experiences in the program were completed. This report provides the findings from these six cases studies. View Evaluation Report.

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20150601

Data Brief

Health Information Exchange among U.S. Non-Federal Acute Care Hospitals: 2008-2014 [pdf]

This brief updates analysis from 2013 and describes trends in electronic health information exchange among non-federal acute care hospitals from 2008 to 2014. In 2014 three-quarters of hospitals electronically exchanged health information with outside providers, a nearly 25 percent increase from 2013. View Data Brief.

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20150414

Data Brief

Adoption of Electronic Health Record Systems among U.S. Non-Federal Acute Care Hospitals: 2008-2014 [pdf]

This brief describes trends in adoption of EHR systems among non-federal acute care hospitals from 2008 to 2014. It tracks both the adoption of Basic EHR systems and the possession of EHR technology certified to meet federal requirements. In 2014, three out of four hospitals have a Basic EHR system, while nearly all hospitals at least possess certified EHR technology. View Data Brief.

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20150413

Report to Congress

Report on Health Information Blocking [pdf]

This report responds to Congress's request for the ONC to produce a report on the extent of health information blocking and a comprehensive strategy to address it. Information blocking occurs when persons or entities knowingly and unreasonably interfere with the exchange or use of electronic health information. This report provides principled and practical criteria for identifying such conduct and distinguishing it from other barriers to interoperability and health information exchange. View Report to Congress.

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20150410

Presentation

Medicaid Eligible Professionals' Progress to Meaningful Use [pdf]

The ONC data update for the April 7, 2015 Federal Advisory Committee on Health IT examines Medicaid eligible professionals' (EP) progress towards meaningful use (MU). The update examines registration, AIU, and attestation rates for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Overall, though more EPs registered with the Medicaid program than expected, Medicaid EPs' progress to MU is slower than Medicare EPs, and fewer than 1 in 10 EPs scheduled for stage 2 in 2014 were registered with the Medicaid program. View Health IT Policy Committee Data Update.

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20150407

Presentation

Hospital Meaningful Use Performance 2014 [pdf]

The ONC data update for the March 10, 2015 Federal Advisory Committee on Health IT examines meaningful use performance among eligible hospitals through 2014. The update examines hospital performance in care transitions, patient engagement, patient safety, and public health reporting. View Health IT Policy Committee Data Update.

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20150310

Evaluation Report

Global Assessment Monitoring National Implementation of HITECH Q1 2015 [pdf]

The global assessments report the quarterly status and key findings from the national implementation of the HITECH programs. This monitoring includes both the implementation of the ONC programs, as well as the programs administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This report covers the period of January to March, 2015. View Evaluation Report.

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20150301

Infographic

Public Health Surveillance [pdf]

This infographic provides an overview of the current state of syndromic surveillance and electronic health reporting capabilities for health care providers and laboratories nation-wide.

This infographic provides an overview of the current state of syndromic surveillance and electronic health reporting capabilities for health care providers and laboratories nation-wide. View Infographic.

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20150228

Presentation

Hospital Meaningful Use Attestations through FY2014 [pdf]

The ONC data update for the February 10, 2015 Federal Advisory Committee on Health IT examines meaningful use achievement among eligible hospitals through FY2014, describes which hospitals returned to attest in FY2014, and describes the use of 2014 certified EHR technology and uptake of 2014 meaningful use definitions. View Health IT Policy Committee Data Update.

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20150210

Data Brief

Hospital Reporting on Meaningful Use Public Health Measures in 2014 [pdf]

To promote electronic information exchange between hospitals and public health agencies, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program includes objectives to promote electronic reporting of data regarding immunizations, emergency department visits ("syndromic surveillance"), and infectious disease laboratory results. In this brief, we describe how hospitals reported on these three public health measures during fiscal year 2014, and demonstrate the differences in measure reporting between stages 1 and 2. View Data Brief.

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20150131

Presentation

Stage 2 Meaningful Use Attestation Patterns [PPT] [ppt]

The ONC data update for the January 13, 2015 Federal Advisory Committee on Health IT examines Meaningful Use Stage 2 attestation patterns for eligible providers with a specific focus on the latest hospital data. View Health IT Policy Committee Data Update.

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20150113

Data Brief

Physician Motivations for Adoption of Electronic Health Records [pdf]

This data brief describes the characteristics of physicians along the spectrum of those that have and have not yet adopted electronic health records (EHR), and, furthermore, examines the motivators for EHR adoption by physician adoption status. View Data Brief.

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20141231

Evaluation Report

Global Assessment Monitoring National Implementation of HITECH Q4 2014 [pdf]

The global assessments report the quarterly status and key findings from the national implementation of the HITECH programs. This monitoring includes both the implementation of the ONC programs, as well as the programs administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This report covers the period of October to December, 2014. View Evaluation Report.

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20141201

Case Study

The State HIE Program Four Years Later: Key Findings on Grantees' Experiences from a Six-State Review [pdf]

The State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program provided states and territories funding and guidance to enable secure electronic information exchange. This case study provides the findings from a six state review of the grantees' implementation of this program. View Case Study.

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20141201

Presentation

Early Stage 2 Meaningful Use Attestations [pdf]

The ONC data update for the November 4, 2014 Federal Advisory Committee on Health IT examines early 2014 attestations to analyze eligible hospital and professional performance on Stage 2 objectives. View Health IT Policy Committee Data Update.

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20141104

Report to Congress

Update on the Adoption of Health IT and Related Efforts to Facilitate the Electronic Use and Exchange of Health Information: October, 2014 [pdf]

This report (1) describes the specific actions taken by the federal government and private entities to facilitate the adoption of a nationwide system for the electronic use and exchange of health information; (2) describes the barriers for such a nationwide system; and, (3) contains recommendations to achieve such a nationwide system. View Report to Congress.

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20141031

Data Brief

Individuals' Access and Use of their Online Medical Record Nationwide [pdf]

The ability of individuals to access and use their online medical records serves as one of the cornerstones of national efforts to increase patient engagement and improve health outcomes. This brief presents national data regarding individuals' access to online health records, and the use of those records among individuals provided access. View Data Brief.

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20140930

Data Brief

Physician Reported Safety and Quality Impacts of Electronic Health Record Use [pdf]

This brief uses data from the 2013 National Ambulatory Medical Care Physician Workflow Survey to assess physician-reported impacts of EHR use, both positive and negative, on health care quality and patient safety related outcomes. View Data Brief.

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20140915

Evaluation Report

Global Assessment Monitoring National Implementation of HITECH Q3 2014 [pdf]

The global assessments report the quarterly status and key findings from the national implementation of the HITECH programs. This monitoring includes both the implementation of the ONC programs, as well as the programs administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This report covers the period of July to September, 2014. View Evaluation Report.

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20140901

Presentation

National Health Information Exchange and Interoperability Landscape [pdf]

The ONC data update for the August 6, 2014 Federal Advisory Committee on Health IT examines the current rate of health information exchange among physicians, hospitals, and patients, as well as provides insight into the measurement of interoperable information exchange going forth. View Health IT Policy Committee Data Update.

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20140806

Case Study

How Local Context Affects Providers' Adoption and Use of Interoperable Health Information Technology: 2012 Case Study [pdf]

This brief examine the influence that state government and policies, local grantees charged with implementing particular HITECH programs, health care market and community characteristics, and current health care reform efforts are having on providers' incentive and ability to meaningfully use EHRs and qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments. View Case Study.

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20140801

Case Study

How Local Context Affects Providers' Adoption and Use of Interoperable Health Information Technology: 2013 Case Study [pdf]

This brief examine the influence that state government and policies, local grantees charged with implementing particular HITECH programs, health care market and community characteristics, and current health care reform efforts are having on providers' incentive and ability to meaningfully use EHRs and qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments. View Case Study.

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20140801

Evaluation Report

State Approaches to Enabling HIE [pdf]

The State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program provided states and territories funding and guidance to enable secure electronic information exchange. This brief describes approaches used by program grantees to enable electronic HIE, and the similarities and differences in programmatic approaches. View Evaluation Report.

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20140801

Evaluation Report

Key Challenges to Enabling Health Information Exchange and How States Can Help [pdf]

The State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program provided states and territories funding and guidance to enable secure electronic information exchange. As part of the evaluation of this program, this report provides early insights from five states, including challenges and successes. View Evaluation Report.

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20140801

Evaluation Report

Final Report: Assessing the SHARP Experience [pdf]

The Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Project (SHARP) funded research in health IT privacy and security, design, functionality, and capacity to use data captured using health IT for secondary purposes. This report provides evaluation of this program. View Evaluation Report.

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20140801

Evaluation Report

Appendices to the Final Report: Assessing the SHARP Experience [pdf]

The Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Project (SHARP) funded research in health IT privacy and security, design, functionality, and capacity to use data captured using health IT for secondary purposes. This document provides the outputs of the SHARP program and its grantees and sub-recipients. View Evaluation Report.

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20140801

Data Brief

E-Prescribing Trends in the United States [pdf]

This brief focuses on changes in rates of physician e-prescribing, pharmacy capability to accept e-prescriptions, and the volume of e-prescriptions between 2008 and 2014. This updates a brief released in November 2012 and describes changes in e-prescribing at the national and state level through April 2014. View Data Brief.

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20140731

Presentation

Early 2014 Attestations for EHR Incentive Programs [pdf]

The ONC data update for the July 8, 2014 Federal Advisory Committee on Health IT examines early 2014 attestations by eligible health care professionals and hospitals for the CMS EHR Incentive Programs. The update also examines the vendors of certified EHRs used by these providers for 2014 attestation. View Health IT Policy Committee Data Update.

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20140708

Presentation

Progress and Performance among Eligible Professionals in the EHR Incentive Program [PPT] [ppt]

The ONC data update for the June 10, 2014 Federal Advisory Committee on Health IT examines the progress and performance among eligible health care professionals in the first three years of the CMS EHR Incentive Programs, in particular answering three questions: (1) Who achieved meaningful use in the first 3 years? (2) Who is achieving meaningful use year-over-year? (3) How does performance on meaningful use objectives vary? View Health IT Policy Committee Data Update.

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20140610

Evaluation Report

Global Assessment Monitoring National Implementation of HITECH Q2 2014 [pdf]

The global assessments report the quarterly status and key findings from the national implementation of the HITECH programs. This monitoring includes both the implementation of the ONC programs, as well as the programs administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This report covers the period of April to June, 2014. View Evaluation Report.

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20140601

Data Brief

Health Information Exchange among U.S. Non-federal Acute Care Hospitals: 2008-2013 [pdf]

In 2013, more than six in ten hospitals (62%) electronically exchanged health information with providers outside of their system. Electronic health information exchange among hospitals and outside providers increased 51% from 2008 to 2013. View Data Brief.

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20140531

Data Brief

Adoption of Electronic Health Record Systems among U.S. Non-federal Acute Care Hospitals: 2008-2013 [pdf]

Hospital adoption of basic EHR systems has increased more than five-fold since 2008. In 2013, nearly six in ten (59%) hospitals have adopted at least a Basic EHR system - an increase of 34% from 2012 to 2013. Over nine in ten (93%) hospitals possessed a certified EHR technology in 2013, an increase of 29% since 2011. View Data Brief.

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20140531

Presentation

Hospital Health IT Adoption and 2014 Edition EHR Product Certification [pdf]

The ONC data update for the May 6, 2014 Federal Advisory Committee on Health IT provides new 2013 health IT adoption statistics for non-federal acute care hospitals, and gives an update on the 2014 edition certification for EHR products. View Health IT Policy Committee Data Update.

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20140506

Issue Brief

Data Sharing to Enable Clinical Transformation at the Community Level: IT Takes a Village [pdf]

The Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program was established to build and strenghten health IT infrastructure to support clinical transformation efforts. This brief presents findings from a series of site visits and interviews with the Beacon Communities examining their approaches to and experiences with building and strengthening their health IT infrastructures, specifically with respect to successes and challenges related to the sharing of patient-specific information to improve clinical care. View Issue Brief.

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20140501

Presentation

Health Care Provider Meaningful Use Stage 1 Experience and Stage 2 Readiness [pdf]

The ONC data update for the April 8, 2014 Federal Advisory Committee on Health IT provides insight into health care provider experience for Stage 1 of the CMS EHR Incentive Programs, and gives estimations for providers' Stage 2 readiness, as well as when the committee can expect providers to begin attesting for Stage 2. View Health IT Policy Committee Data Update.

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20140408

Infographic

HITECH Workforce Development Programs: A Retrospective [pdf]

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.

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 Infographic.

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20140330

Presentation

The Utilization of an Electronic Health Record for each Person in the United States [pdf]

The ONC data update for the March 11, 2014 Federal Advisory Committee on Health IT provides several measures for assessing the extent to which the health care system has or is on track to utilize an electronic health record for each person in the United States. View Health IT Policy Committee Data Update.

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20140311

Evaluation Report

Global Assessment Monitoring National Implementation of HITECH Q1 2014 [pdf]

The global assessments report the quarterly status and key findings from the national implementation of the HITECH programs. This monitoring includes both the implementation of the ONC programs, as well as the programs administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This report covers the period of January to March, 2014. View Evaluation Report.

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20140301

Evaluation Report

Evaluation of the Information Technology Professionals in Health Care Program [pdf]

The Workforce Program's primary goal is to rapidly and sustainably train a new workforce of health IT professioanls to help providers implement and optimize electronic health records to improve health care quality, safety, and cost efficiency. This report provides the summative evaluation of this program. View Evaluation Report.

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20140301

Data Brief

Health Care Providers' Role in Protecting EHRs: Implications for Consumer Support of EHRs, HIE and Patient-provider Communication [pdf]

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

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20140228

Data Brief

Health Information Exchange among Clinical Laboratories [pdf]

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. View Data Brief.

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20140228

Data Brief

Patient Access to Test Results among Clinical Laboratories [pdf]

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

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20140215

Presentation

Results of the 2013 National Electronic Health Records Survey [pdf]

The ONC data update for the February 4, 2014 Federal Advisory Committee on Health IT provides 2013 survey results data on office-based physicians' adoption of health information technology. Approximately 8 in 10 physicians have any type of EHR system, while 1 in 2 possess a Basic EHR system. View Health IT Policy Committee Data Update.

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20140204

Literature Review

Health Information Technology: An Updated Systematic Review with a Focus on Meaningful Use Functionalities [pdf]

This reports updates previous systematic reviews focusing on the effects of health information technology on key aspects of care, including health care quality, safety, and efficiency. This review focuses on identifying and summarizing the evidence relating to the use of health IT as outlined in the Meaningful Use regulations. View Literature Review.

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20140201

Presentation

Health Care Provider Meaningful Use Readiness and 2014 edition EHR Product Certification [pdf]

The ONC data update for the January 14, 2014 Federal Advisory Committee on Health IT provides updates on hospital and health care professional meaningful use readiness and 2014 edition certification for EHR products. View Health IT Policy Committee Data Update.

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20140114

Case Study

REC Program Evaluation Interim Report: Round 1 Case Studies [pdf]

The REC program provided grants to over 60 organizations nationwide to provide technical assistance to physicians and other health care providers in small practices to adopt, implement, and meaningfully use electronic health records. This report summarizes key findings from in depth case studies of nine of these REC organizations. View Case Study.

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20140106

Evaluation Report

Global Assessment Monitoring National Implementation of HITECH Q4 2013 [pdf]

The global assessments report the quarterly status and key findings from the national implementation of the HITECH programs. This monitoring includes both the implementation of the ONC programs, as well as the programs administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This report covers the period of October to December, 2013. View Evaluation Report.

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20131201

Manuscript

Evolving Vendor Market for HITECH-Certified Ambulatory EHR Products [pdf]

This paper examines where the vendor market for electronic health record products stands now and the policy issues emerging from the market's evolution. View Manuscript.

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20131101

Manuscript

Employing Health Information Technology in the Real World to Transform Delivery [pdf]

This paper uses interviews with federal and health system leaders and federal officials to better understand the real-world connection between health information technology and the transformation of care delivery. View Manuscript.

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20131101

Data Brief

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

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. View Data Brief.

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20130930

Evaluation Report

Global Assessment Monitoring National Implementation of HITECH Q3 2013 [pdf]

The global assessments report the quarterly status and key findings from the national implementation of the HITECH programs. This monitoring includes both the implementation of the ONC programs, as well as the programs administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This report covers the period of July to September, 2013. View Evaluation Report.

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20130901

Presentation

Evaluation of ONC's Workforce Programs [pdf]

The Workforce Program's primary goal is to rapidly and sustainably train a new workforce of health IT professioanls to help providers implement and optimize electronic health records to improve health care quality, safety, and cost efficiency. This September 2013 presentation provides data on the progress of the Health IT Workforce programs' progress in training health IT professionals, as well as early findings from the program evaluation. View Presentation.

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20130901

Literature Review

Lessons Learned from the Literature on EHR Implementation [pdf]

The purpose of this literature review is to provide examples of how organizations are implementing and optimizing EHRs, and summarize lessons learned from peer-reviewed publications and the gray literature. View Literature Review.

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20130901

Report to Congress

Update on the Adoption of Health IT and Related Efforts to Facilitate the Electronic Use and Exchange of Health Information: June, 2013 [pdf]

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 Report to Congress.

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20130630

Evaluation Report

Global Assessment Monitoring National Implementation of HITECH Q2 2013 [pdf]

The global assessments report the quarterly status and key findings from the national implementation of the HITECH programs. This monitoring includes both the implementation of the ONC programs, as well as the programs administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This report covers the period of April to June, 2013. View Evaluation Report.

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20130601

Data Brief

Regional Extension Center Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: Crucial Primary Care Providers on the Path to Meaningful Use [pdf]

RECs are working with half of all primary care Nurse Practitioners 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. View Data Brief.

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20130531

Data Brief

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

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

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20130331

Data Brief

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

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. View Data Brief.

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20130315

Evaluation Report

Global Assessment Monitoring National Implementation of HITECH Q1 2013 [pdf]

The global assessments report the quarterly status and key findings from the national implementation of the HITECH programs. This monitoring includes both the implementation of the ONC programs, as well as the programs administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This report covers the period of January to March, 2013. View Evaluation Report.

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20130301

Evaluation Report

Characterization of the Beacon Communities [pdf]

The Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program was established to build and strenghten health IT infrastructure to support clinical transformation efforts. This report provides a part of the evaluation of this program. View Evaluation Report.

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20130301

Site Visit Report

Findings from Site Visits to University-Based Training Programs [pdf]

The Workforce Program's primary goal is to rapidly and sustainably train a new workforce of health IT professioanls to help providers implement and optimize electronic health records to improve health care quality, safety, and cost efficiency. This report provides findings from the University-based Training Program. View Site Visit Report.

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20130301

Data Brief

Supporting Health IT Adoption in Federally Qualified Health Centers [pdf]

In February 2013, over 83% of FQHC and FQHC look-alike sites have providers being assisted by RECs, including 27 states with more than 90%. View Data Brief.

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20130228

Case Study

Experience from Five States in Enabling HIE [pdf]

The State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program provided states and territories funding and guidance to enable secure electronic information exchange. This case study provides findings from the experiences of five states participating in this program. View Case Study.

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20130201

Case Study

Physician Experiences and Perceptions of Health Information Exchange [pdf]

The State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program provided states and territories funding and guidance to enable secure electronic information exchange. This case study examines the variance in physician perceptions, experiences, and HIE priorities. View Case Study.

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20130201

Site Visit Report

Findings from Site Visits to Community College Consortia [pdf]

The Workforce Program's primary goal is to rapidly and sustainably train a new workforce of health IT professioanls to help providers implement and optimize electronic health records to improve health care quality, safety, and cost efficiency. This reports provides findings from the Community College Consortia to Education Health IT Professionals. View Site Visit Report.

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20130101

Evaluation Report

Global Assessment Monitoring National Implementation of HITECH Q4 2012 [pdf]

The global assessments report the quarterly status and key findings from the national implementation of the HITECH programs. This monitoring includes both the implementation of the ONC programs, as well as the programs administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This report covers the period of October to December, 2012. View Evaluation Report.

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20121201

Data Brief

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

Since HITECH started, physician adoption of EHR technology to meet five Meaningful Use Core objectives has increased by at least 66%. View Data Brief.

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20121130

Case Study

Experiences from Maine in Enabling Health Information Exchange [pdf]

The State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program provided states and territories funding and guidance to enable secure electronic information exchange. This case study examines health information exchange in Maine. View Case Study.

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20121101

Case Study

Experiences from Nebraska in Enabling Health Information Exchange [pdf]

The State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program provided states and territories funding and guidance to enable secure electronic information exchange. This case study examines health information exchange in Nebraska. View Case Study.

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20121101

Case Study

Experiences from Texas in Enabling Health Information Exchange [pdf]

The State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program provided states and territories funding and guidance to enable secure electronic information exchange. This case study examines health information exchange in Texas. View Case Study.

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20121101

Case Study

Experiences from Washington State in Enabling Health Information Exchange [pdf]

The State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program provided states and territories funding and guidance to enable secure electronic information exchange. This case study examines health information exchange in Washington. View Case Study.

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20121101

Case Study

Experiences from Wisconsin in Enabling Health Information Exchange [pdf]

The State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program provided states and territories funding and guidance to enable secure electronic information exchange. This case study examines health information exchange in Wisconsin. View Case Study.

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20121101

Data Brief

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

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

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20121031

Data Brief

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

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+ safety net hospitals as of 09/2012. View Data Brief.

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20121015

Data Brief

Physician e-Prescribing via EHR on the Surescripts Network [pdf]

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. View Data Brief.

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20121001

Evaluation Report

Global Assessment Monitoring National Implementation of HITECH Q3 2012 [pdf]

The global assessments report the quarterly status and key findings from the national implementation of the HITECH programs. This monitoring includes both the implementation of the ONC programs, as well as the programs administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This report covers the period of July to September, 2012. View Evaluation Report.

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20120901

Evaluation Report

Health Information Exchange in Disaster Preparedness and Response: Final Report on Southeast Regional HIT-HIE Collaboration [pdf]

The State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program provided states and territories funding and guidance to enable secure electronic information exchange. This report examines the work of the Southeast Regional HIT-HIE Collaboration (SERCH) project to develop a strategic plan for sharing health information data among states during and following a declared natural disaster. View Evaluation Report.

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20120701

Evaluation Report

Global Assessment Monitoring National Implementation of HITECH Q2 2012 [pdf]

The global assessments report the quarterly status and key findings from the national implementation of the HITECH programs. This monitoring includes both the implementation of the ONC programs, as well as the programs administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This report covers the period of April to June, 2012. View Evaluation Report.

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20120601

Briefing

Beacon Community and EHR Vendor Collaboration: A Catalyst for Interoperability and Exchange [pdf]

The Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program was established to build and strenghten health IT infrastructure to support clinical transformation efforts. This June 2012 briefing discusses the importance of collaboration between the Beacon Community and electronic health record vendors to safely and securely exchange patient health information. View Briefing.

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20120601

Policy Brief

The Beacon Community Program: Three Pillars of Pursuit [pdf]

The Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program was established to build and strenghten health IT infrastructure to support clinical transformation efforts. This brief provides an early look at the activities of the 17 Beacon Communities, including their successes, challenges, lessons learned, and the role health IT can play in improving health and health care while reducing costs. View Policy Brief.

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20120601

Case Study

Georgia Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (GAHITREC): Helping Eligible Providers Reach Meaningful Use [pdf]

The REC program provided grants to over 60 organizations nationwide to provide technical assistance to physicians and other health care providers in small practices to adopt, implement, and meaningfully use electronic health records. This case study examines the experiences and findings from one of those REC organizations: the Georgia Health IT REC in Atlanta. View Case Study.

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20120601

Case Study

Using Health IT to Ensure Patients Receive More than Just Health Care [pdf]

This case study highlights the efforts of the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) Enabling Services Accountability Project and Pacific Innovation Collaborate to use health IT to address the needs of those that experience disparities in access, quality of care, and outcomes. View Case Study.

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20120601

Case Study

Promoting and Tracking Wellness Behaviors within an Existing Case-management Program [pdf]

This case study highlights the efforts of the Patient Care Management and Rewards Program in the Mississippi Delta to promote and track wellness behaviors using health IT to address the needs of populations that experience disparities in access, quality of care, and outcomes. View Case Study.

Keywords: health information technology, hit, health IT, healthit, health care, healthcare, data, statistics, rates, measures, metrics, indicators, health data, health IT data, open data, open government, government dashboard, project open data, open data initiative, onc, office of the national coordinator for health IT, hhs, US department of health and human services, disparities, rural, case study, case studies

20120601

Case Study

Using a Robust Health IT Infrastructure to Improve Health Care Quality, Coordination, and Access for Rural and Migrant Populations [pdf]

This case study highlights the efforts of the Columbia Basic Health Association in Washington to improve health care quality, coordination, and access for rural and migrant populations using health IT to address these needs. View Case Study.

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20120601

Case Study

Leveraging Health IT to Provide Quality Care [pdf]

This case study highlights the efforts of the Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority to leverage health IT to address the needs of populations that experience disparities in access, quality of care, and outcomes. View Case Study.

Keywords: health information technology, hit, health IT, healthit, health care, healthcare, data, statistics, rates, measures, metrics, indicators, health data, health IT data, open data, open government, government dashboard, project open data, open data initiative, onc, office of the national coordinator for health IT, hhs, US department of health and human services, electronic health records, ehrs, electronic medical records, emrs, health information exchange, hie, share health information, share electronic health information

20120601

Case Study

Connecting At-risk Youth to Health and Social Services [pdf]

This case study highlights the efforts of the Healthshack personal health record implemented at Wind Youth Services in California in collaboration with FollowMe, Inc. to address the needs of populations that experience disparities in access, quality of care, and outcomes. View Case Study.

Keywords: health information technology, hit, health IT, healthit, health care, healthcare, data, statistics, rates, measures, metrics, indicators, health data, health IT data, open data, open government, government dashboard, project open data, open data initiative, onc, office of the national coordinator for health IT, hhs, US department of health and human services, electronic health records, ehrs, electronic medical records, emrs

20120601

Case Study

Using Multi-modal Health IT Tools to Improve Quality and Delivery of Care in an Urban Setting [pdf]

This case study highlights the efforts of the Howard University Hospital Diabetes Treatment Center to use health IT to address the needs of populations that experience disparities in access, quality of care, and outcomes. View Case Study.

Keywords: health information technology, hit, health IT, healthit, health care, healthcare, data, statistics, rates, measures, metrics, indicators, health data, health IT data, open data, open government, government dashboard, project open data, open data initiative, onc, office of the national coordinator for health IT, hhs, US department of health and human services, electronic health records, ehrs, electronic medical records, emrs, personal health records, phrs, patient portal

20120601

Case Study

Using Telehealth to Improve Chronic Disease Management [pdf]

This case study highlights the efforts of the North Carolina Patient Provider Telehealth Network to use health IT to address the needs of populations that experience disparities in access, quality of care, and outcomes. View Case Study.

Keywords: health information technology, hit, health IT, healthit, health care, healthcare, data, statistics, rates, measures, metrics, indicators, health data, health IT data, open data, open government, government dashboard, project open data, open data initiative, onc, office of the national coordinator for health IT, hhs, US department of health and human services, rural, telehealth, electronic health records, ehrs, electronic medical records, emrs

20120601

Case Study

Using Telepsychiatry for the Treatment of Depression in Under-served Hispanics [pdf]

This case study highlights the efforts of the University of Arizona & St. Elizabeth's Health Center Telepsychiatry Depression Treatment Program to use health IT to address the needs of populations that experience disparities in access, quality of care, and outcomes. View Case Study.

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20120601

Briefing

Understanding the Impact of Health IT in Under-served Communities and those with Health Disparities [pdf]

This paper is an initial overview of findings from an environmental scan and literature review on topics related to health information technology and their potential impact in communities with health disparities and disportionate numbers of medically underserved individuals. View Briefing.

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20120601

Data Brief

ONC's Community College Program Trains Over 12,000 Health IT Professionals [pdf]

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. View Data Brief.

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20120530

Data Brief

HITECH and Health IT Jobs: Evidence from Online Job Postings [pdf]

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 postings between February 2009 and May 2012. View Data Brief.

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20120515

Evaluation Report

Global Assessment Monitoring National Implementation of HITECH Q1 2012 [pdf]

The global assessments report the quarterly status and key findings from the national implementation of the HITECH programs. This monitoring includes both the implementation of the ONC programs, as well as the programs administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This report covers the period of January to March, 2012. View Evaluation Report.

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20120301

Manuscript

Obtaining Providers Buy-In and Establishing Effective Means of Information Exchange Will Be Critical to HITECH's Success [pdf]

This paper examines the marketplace and regulatory forces that influence HITECH's success and identify outstanding challeneges, some beyond the provisions' implementation. To reach HITECH' goals, providers and patients must be persuaded of the value of health information exchange and support its implementation. View Manuscript.

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20120301

Evaluation Report

Vision for the Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects (SHARP) Programs [pdf]

The Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Project (SHARP) funded research in health IT privacy and security, design, functionality, and capacity to use data captured using health IT for secondary purposes. This paper presents the motivation and objectives of the SHARP program both at its inceptions and in the current context of health care in the U.S. View Evaluation Report.

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20120301

Data Brief

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

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

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20120228

Report to Congress

Quality Incentives for Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Clinics and Free Clinics [pdf]

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 Report to Congress.

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20120131

Report to Congress

Update on the Adoption of Health IT and Related Efforts to Facilitate the Electronic Use and Exchange of Health Information: January, 2012 [pdf]

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 Report to Congress.

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20120131

Issue Brief

Evaluation Design and Technical Assistance Opportunities: Early Findings from the Beacon Community Program Evaluation Teams [pdf]

The Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program was established to build and strenghten health IT infrastructure to support clinical transformation efforts. This report provides early findings from the evaluation. View Issue Brief.

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20120101

Evaluation Report

Early Findings from a Review of Twenty-Seven States [pdf]

The State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program provided states and territories funding and guidance to enable secure electronic information exchange. This report highlights early findings from a study of 27 states conducted 18 months into the program. This report provides insight into emerging approaches for enabling HIE, rationale for various approaches, progress of state implementation, and common challenges and barriers faced by states. View Evaluation Report.

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20120101

Evaluation Report

Global Assessment Monitoring National Implementation of HITECH Q4 2011 [pdf]

The global assessments report the quarterly status and key findings from the national implementation of the HITECH programs. This monitoring includes both the implementation of the ONC programs, as well as the programs administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This report covers the period of October to December, 2011. View Evaluation Report.

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20111201

Evaluation Report

Global Assessment Monitoring National Implementation of HITECH Q3 2011 [pdf]

The global assessments report the quarterly status and key findings from the national implementation of the HITECH programs. This monitoring includes both the implementation of the ONC programs, as well as the programs administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This report covers the period of July to September, 2011. View Evaluation Report.

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20110901

Evaluation Report

State Plans to Enable Robust Health Information Exchange [pdf]

The State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program provided states and territories funding and guidance to enable secure electronic information exchange. This brief places the current program in historical context and represents an important starting point for assessing the status of the program one year after its start. View Evaluation Report.

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20110801

Evaluation Report

Global Assessment Monitoring National Implementation of HITECH Q2 2011 [pdf]

The global assessments report the quarterly status and key findings from the national implementation of the HITECH programs. This monitoring includes both the implementation of the ONC programs, as well as the programs administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This report covers the period of April to June, 2011. View Evaluation Report.

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20110601

Evaluation Report

Overview of ONCs Workforce Development Program [pdf]

The Workforce Program's primary goal is to rapidly and sustainably train a new workforce of health IT professioanls to help providers implement and optimize electronic health records to improve health care quality, safety, and cost efficiency. This report provides early findings from the evaluation of this program. View Evaluation Report.

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20110601

Evaluation Report

Global Assessment Monitoring National Implementation of HITECH Q1 2011 [pdf]

The global assessments report the quarterly status and key findings from the national implementation of the HITECH programs. This monitoring includes both the implementation of the ONC programs, as well as the programs administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This report covers the period of January to March, 2011. View Evaluation Report.

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20110301

Literature Review

The Benefits of Health Information Technology: A Review of the Recent Literature Shows Positive Results [pdf]

This review examines the literature on health information technology to determine its effect on outcomes, including quality, efficiency, and provider satisfaction. View Literature Review.

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20110301