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Data Spotlight

The spotlight, today, highlights new data on interoperability among office-based physicians. Updates also include state-level estimates for hospitals and physicians, available as maps and in the Data Summaries app.

Data Brief

Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) among Office-Based Physicians, 2017 [pdf]

EPCS is beneficial because it can help providers integrate prescription drug information into electronic health records (EHRs) more directly, which can improve patient safety and reduce diversion and fraud. This brief uses data from the 2017 National Electronic Health Records Survey, a nationally representative survey of office-based physicians, to understand rates of EPCS. It explores variation by physician characteristics; including adoption of certified EHRs, physician specialty, practice size and ownership, rural or urban practice, participation in value based payment models, and interoperability with other physicians. View Data Brief.

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20191004

Data Brief

Trends in Individuals' Access, Viewing and Use of Online Medical Records and Other Technology for Health Needs: 2017-2018 [pdf]

The access, exchange, and use of electronic health information is essential for individuals to better manage their health care needs and share information with their providers and caregivers. Many hospitals and physicians possess capabilities that enable patients to view and download their health information. However, additional steps are needed to make health information more accessible and useful to individuals. A majority of individuals have smartphones and use applications (apps) to help them manage various tasks. The 21st Century Cures Act emphasizes the importance of making patient health information more easily accessible and the need for greater education regarding patients' rights to access their health information. This data brief uses the Health Information Trends Survey (HINTS), a nationally representative survey, to assess individuals' access, viewing and use of their online medical records, and the use of smartphone health apps and other electronic devices in 2017 and 2018. View Data Brief.

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20190524

Data Brief

Interoperability among Office-Based Physicians in 2015 and 2017 [pdf]

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) declares it a national objective to achieve widespread interoperability through the use of certified electronic health records (EHR) and requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to measure the extent to which this objective is being met. Assessing the proportion of health care providers who electronically engage in the four domains of interoperability (sending, receiving, finding, and integrating health information received from outside sources) and use that information to inform clinical decision-making provides a means to assess progress towards reaching that objective. Using nationally representative surveys conducted in 2015 and 2017, this brief describes interoperability across office-based physicians, including who providers exchange information with; the types of information exchanged; and how interoperability varies among physicians. View Data Brief.

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20190517

App

Health IT Data Summaries

The Health IT Dashboard provides access to open data and analyses and visualizations of this data. This web-app allows you to create a custom summary of the latest national and state health IT data and statistics available through the Dashboard. The summaries are meant to provide quick access to relevant health IT measures of EHR adoption, health information exchange, and other health IT use, as well as access to ONC

The Health IT Dashboard provides access to open data and analyses and visualizations of this data. This web-app allows you to create a custom summary of the latest national and state health IT data and statistics available through the Dashboard. The summaries are meant to provide quick access to relevant health IT measures of EHR adoption, health information exchange, and other health IT use, as well as access to ONC's analyses and evaluations of health IT programs. View App.

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20190517

Data Brief

Hospitals Use of Electronic Health Records Data, 2015-2017 [pdf]

With widespread adoption of EHRs, policy is now shifting towards the use of EHR data. EHR data can improve patient care by giving providers access to evidence based tools that assist with decision making and facilitating clinical practice by automating and streamlining the provider workflow. This brief uses data from the American Hospital Association Information Technology Survey to describe trends in the use of EHR data among non-federal acute care hospitals from 2015 to 2017. View Data Brief.

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20190416

Data Brief

Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances among Medicare Part D Prescribers 2015-2016 [pdf]

The use of EPCS technology can help health care providers integrate prescription information into electronic health records (EHRs) more directly, while improving patient safety and reducing diversion and fraud. In October 2018, Congress passed the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act to address the opioids crisis. The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act includes a provision requiring prescriptions for controlled substances covered by Medicare Part D to be transmitted electronically starting in 2021. This data brief explores the use of EPCS among Medicare Part D providers on the Surescripts Network from 2015 to 2016. View Data Brief.

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20190409

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