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Hospital Adoption of Meaningful Use Stage 2 Functionalities

U.S. Hospital Adoption of Computerized Capabilities to Meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 Objectives

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Percent of U.S. Hospitals with Computerized Capability. Hover or touch a bar to get more information.

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Meaningful Use Functionality Applicable 2013 Question:
Does Your Hospital Currently have a Computerized System which Allows for...
Percent of Hospitals with Capability
2012 2013 Change (% point)
*See Note [1] below
Record Vital Signs Vital signs: height, weight, blood pressure, BMI, and growth charts 92.1% 96.8% 4.7
Record Smoking Status Record smoking status using standard format 92.2% 96.6% 4.4
Imaging Results Results viewing radiology images or diagnostic test images 93.9% 95.3% 1.5
Record Electronic Notes Physician notes or nursing notes 88.2% 94.6% 6.4
Track Medications Automatically track medications with an electronic medication administration record (eMAR) 84.6% 93.4% 8.8
Clinical Lab Test Results Incorporate as structured data lab results for more than 40 percent of patients admitted to inpatient or emergency departments 88.9% 92.8% 3.9
Patient Lists Generate lists of patients by condition 88.9% 90.8% 1.9
Record Demographics Record preferred language, sex, race, ethnicity, date of birth, and date and preliminary cause of death 84.5% 90.3% 5.8
Patient Specific Education Identify and provide patient-specific education resources 82.8% 90.2% 7.5
Protect Electronic Health Information Conduct or review a security risk analysis and implement security updates as necessary 81.9% 89.9% 8
Advanced Directives Advanced directives 79.6% 87.1% 7.5
Record Family Health History Record patient family health history as structured data 76.3% 85.4% 9.1
Medication Reconciliation Compare a patient's inpatient and preadmission medication lists, provide an updated medication list at time of discharge, and check inpatient prescriptions against an internal formulary 76.1% 84.6% 8.5
Computerized Provider Order Entry Use computerized provider order entry for laboratory tests, radiology tests, and medications. 69.8% 84.4% 14.6
Electronic Lab Results to Ambulatory Providers Electronically Exchange Laboratory results with Ambulatory Providers 73.1% 77.3% 4.1
Immunization Registries Submit electronic data to immunization registries/information systems per meaningful use standards 63.3% 73.9% 10.5
Clinical Decision Support Implement at least 5 Clinical Decision Support interventions related to 4 or more clinical quality measures 62.9% 72.8% 9.9
Lab Results to Public Health Agencies Submit electronic data on reportable lab results to public health agencies per meaningful use standards 57.3% 64% 6.7
Syndromic Surveillance Submit electronic syndromic surveillance data to public health agencies per meaningful use standards 54.8% 63.7% 8.8
e-Prescribing Discharge Medication Orders Electronic prescribing (eRx) of discharge medication orders 51% 63.2% 12.2
Summary of Care Generate summary of care record for relevant transitions of care and send transition of care summaries to an unaffiliated organization using a different certified electronic health record vendor 43.7% 48.8% 5.1
View, Download, and Transmit* Provide patients the ability to view online, download, and transmit information about their medical record N/A 10.4% N/A
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Stage Two of the Meaningful Use program consists of 22 core and menu objectives. A subset of hospitals will be eligible to begin attesting to these Stage 2 objectives in 2014. In 2013, adoption rates for 20 of these objectives were over 60 percent. Objectives related to exchanging summary of care records and providing patients the ability to view, download, and transmit their health information had lower adoption rates.


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 2 Objectives,' Health IT Quick-Stat #23. April 2014.