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Hospital Adoption of Meaningful Use Stage 1 Functionalities

U.S. Hospital Adoption of Computerized Capabilities to Meet Meaningful Use Stage 1 Objectives

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Stage 1 Menu Objectives highlighted in gray

Meaningful Use Functionality Applicable 2013 Question:
Does Your Hospital Currently have a Computerized System which Allows for...
Percent of Hospitals with Capability
2013 2012 2011
*See Note [1] below
Medication Allergy Lists Record and maintain medication allergy lists 97% 93.8% 80.1%
Medication Reconciliation Compare a patient's inpatient and preadmission medication lists, provide an updated medication list at time of discharge, or check inpatient prescriptions against an internal formulary 96.9% 93.3% 89.1%
Record Vital Signs Vital signs: height, weight, blood pressure, BMI, and growth charts 96.8% 92.1% 76.4%
Record Smoking Status Record smoking status using standard format 96.6% 92.2% 72.1%
Record Demographics Record preferred language, gender, race, ethnicity, and date of birth 95.8% 92.6% 82.5%
Clinical Decision Support Rule Implement one clinical decision support rule 94% 86.6% 75.3%
Active Medication Lists Medication lists 93.7% 87% 75.3%
Clinical Lab Test Results Incorporate as structured data lab test results for more than 40 percent of patients admitted to inpatient or emergency departments 92.8% 88.9% 62.1%
Drug Interaction Checks Decision support for drug-drug interaction alerts and drug allergy alerts 92.6% 84.6% 71.8%
Electronic Copy of Health Information Provide patients an electronic copy of their record upon request within 3 business days 91.6% 81.1% 50.4%
Patient Lists Generate lists of patients by condition 90.8% 88.9% 70.2%
Drug Formulary Checks Check inpatient prescriptions against an internal formulary 90.7% 84.8% 73.7%
Patient Specific Education Identify and provide patient-specific education resources 90.2% 82.8% 45.9%
Protect Electronic Health Information Conduct or review a security risk analysis and implement security updates as necessary 89.9% 81.9% NA
Maintain Problem Lists Problem lists 88.8% 77.6% 56.6%
Clinical Summaries Discharge summaries 88% 81% 69.9%
Advanced Directives Advanced directives 87.1% 79.6% 67.5%
Computerized Provider Order Entry for Medication Orders CPOE for Medications 86.4% 71.6% 51.2%
Transition of Care Summary Generate summary of care record for relevant transitions of care 85.8% 76.5% 52.4%
Clinical Quality Measures Automated Quality Reporting 84.5% 74.2% 47.2%
Clinical Information Exchange Electronically exchange key clinical information with providers 76% 72.3% 62.8%
Immunization Registries Submit electronic data to immunization registries/information systems per meaningful use standards 73.9% 63.3% 46.9%
Lab Results to Public Health Agencies Submit electronic data on reportable lab results to public health agencies per meaningful use standards 64% 57.3% 44.5%
Syndromic Surveillance Submit electronic syndromic surveillance data to public health agencies per meaningful use standards 63.7% 54.8% 41%
View, Download, and Transmit* Provide patients the ability to view online, download, and transmit information about their medical record 10.4% NA NA
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Stage 1 of the Meaningful Use program consists of 24 core and menu objectives. Hospitals began attesting to Stage 1 in 2011.


ONC/American Hospital Association (AHA), AHA Annual Survey Information Technology Supplement.


[1] *'Transmit Health Information Online' was added to AHA survey in 2013. Data was not collected for 2012. 'View, Download, Transmit' functionality, therefore, reflects only data collected in 2013. See Quick Stat #24: U.S. Hospital Adoption of Patient Engagement Functionalities for a break-out of hospital adoption of 'view', 'download', and 'transmit' functionalities.

[2] Data reflects the responses of 2,655 non-federal acute care hospitals.

[3] Data calculated from answers to survey question: "Does your hospital currently have a computerized system which allows for?" [multiple functionalities listed].

Suggested Citation:

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. 'U.S. Hospital Adoption of Computerized Capabilities to Meet Meaningful Use Stage 1 Objectives,' Health IT Quick-Stat #22. April 2014.