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Hospital Capability to Electronically Query

Percent of U.S. Hospitals' with Capability to Electronically Query Patient Health Information from Outside Their Organization or System
2014

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Quick Stat Graphic
Electronic Query Capability Percent of Hospitals with Capability
2012 2013 2014
Hospitals Able To Electronically Query 38% 51% 80%
Hospitals Routinely Electronically Query -- -- 48%
Hospitals NOT Able To Electronically Query 54% 43% 12%
Hospital Capability Unknown 8% 6% 8%
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Summary:

As of 2014, 80 percent of non-federal acute care hospitals have the capability to electronically query patient health information from external sources, an over 30 percentage point increase from 2013. In 2014, 48 percent of hospitals routinely queried patient health information from outside their organization or system.

For more information on Hospital Health Information Exchange & Interoperability, please read ONC Data Brief, Interoperability among U.S. Non-federal Acute Care Hospitals in 2015.

Source:

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

Notes:

[1] Data reflects the responses of 60% of all non-federal acute care hospitals.

[2] Data calculated from answers to survey question: "Are providers at your hospital able to query electronically for a patient's health information (e.g. medications outside encounters) from sources outside of your organization or hospital system?"

Suggested Citation:

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. 'Percent of U.S. Hospitals' with Capability to Electronically Query Patient Health Information from Outside Their Organization or System,' Health IT Quick-Stat #25. dashboard.healthit.gov/quickstats/pages/FIG-Hospital-Electronic-Query-Capability.php. June 2015.