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|Routine Electronic Notification||Percent of Hospitals with Capability|
|Routinely Notifies Inside and Outside System||16%||21%||27%||29%|
|Routinely Notifies Only Inside System||21%||24%||27%||28%|
|Routinely Notifies Only Outside System||2%||3%||2%||2%|
Three in five non-federal acute care hospitals routinely electronically notify a patient's primary care provider upon his entry to the hospital's emergency department - an over 50 percent increase since 2012. Fifty-seven percent of all hospitals routinely electronically notify primary care providers inside the hospital's system; whereas, 30 percent of all hospitals routinely electronically notify physicians outside the hospital's system.
For more information on Hospital Health Information Exchange & Interoperability, please read ONC Data Brief #36: Interoperability among U.S. Non-federal Acute Care Hospitals, 2015.
ONC/American Hospital Association (AHA), AHA Annual Survey Information Technology Supplement.
 Data reflect the responses of 55% of all non-federal acute care hospitals.
 Data calculated from answers to survey questions: "When a patient visits your Emergency Department, do you routinely provide electronic notification to the patient's primary care physician?" [Yes/No] and "If yes, are electronic notifications provided to primary care physicians listed below?" [Inside of Your System/Outside of Your System]
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. 'Percent of U.S. Hospitals that Routinely Electronically Notify Patient's Primary Care Provider upon Emergency Room Entry,' Health IT Quick-Stat #26. dashboard.healthit.gov/quickstats/pages/FIG-Hospital-Routine-Electronic-Notification.php. May 2016.