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Approximately 4 in 10 hospitals (41%) report that providers at the hospital are able to send and receive secure electronic messages containing patient health information (e.g., medications) to and from sources outside of the organization or hospital system.
ONC/American Hospital Association (AHA), AHA Annual Survey Information Technology Supplement.
 Data reflects the responses of 2,655 non-federal acute care hospitals.
 Based upon response to survey item, 'Are providers at your hospital able to send and receive secure electronic messages containing patient's health information (e.g. medications, outside encounters) to and from sources outside of your organization or hospital system?'.
 For more information on Hospital Health Information Exchange, please read ONC Data Brief #17: Health Information Exchange among U.S. Non-federal Acute Care Hospitals: 2008-2013.
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. 'Percent of Hospitals Able to Send and Receive Secure Electronic Messages Containing Patient Health Information to and from External Sources,' Health IT Quick-Stat #27. dashboard.healthit.gov/quickstats/pages/FIG-Hospital-Capability-Secure-Electronic-Messaging.php. April 2014.