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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

Variation in Methods for Health Information Management among U.S. Substance Abuse Treatment Centers, 2017 [pdf]

More than 20 million Americans suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD) each year. For these individuals, treatment is designed to help stop or reduce harmful substance misuse, improve health and social function, and manage risk for relapse. Electronic technologies, such as electronic health records (EHRs), enable individuals and their providers to more easily manage and exchange treatment records to support care coordination. Effective use of these technologies can also improve quality of care, reduce treatment gaps, and provide cost savings to health systems. In 2017, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) surveyed 13,585 U.S. substance abuse treatment centers about their use of computers or electronic resources to store and exchange treatment records. This brief presents results that show variation in the methods used to store and exchange health records across treatment centers. These results provide a baseline for understanding how treatment centers manage client health information and whether they use electronic methods to do so. View Data Brief.

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20200702

Data Brief

State of Interoperability among U.S. Non-federal Acute Care Hospitals in 2018 [pdf]

Achieving nationwide interoperability is a stated objective of the federal government. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 call for specific actions to improve the seamless sharing of data across the care continuum. Efforts are also underway to consolidate the number of methods used to exchange patients' health information. In this data brief, we report the state of interoperability among non-federal acute care hospitals. We examine methods hospitals use to exchange and query for electronic health information. Additionally, we report on barriers to interoperability as well as the extent to which hospitals participate in health information exchange organizations (HIOs). View Data Brief.

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20200306

Data Brief

Access and Use of Electronic Health Information by Individuals with Cancer: 2017-2018 [pdf]

Nearly 40 percent of individuals will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime. For these individuals, access, exchange, and use of electronic health information is critical to managing their complex health needs. Patient access to online medical records enable these individuals to track their health information, communicate with their care team, and request refills of medications. In 2016, the President's Cancer Panel sought to improve cancer-related outcomes with connected health by calling attention to enabling individuals to manage their health information and participate in their care across the cancer continuum. This data brief uses the National Cancer Institute's nationally representative Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) to examine the access and use of health information technology by individuals diagnosed with cancer. To achieve a robust sample, we have combined data from the 2017 and 2018 surveys. View Data Brief.

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20200117

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

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

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