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Hospitals have adopted and used Electronic Health Records (EHR) at a rapid rate across the country since the inception of the CMS EHR Incentive Program. 4,400 hospitals or 87 percent of all U.S. hospitals had received at least one incentive payment from the Medicare or Medicaid programs, as of December 2013.
See this graphic for an animation of hospital adoption acceleration from May 2011 through December 2013.
ONC analysis of CMS EHR Incentive Program data.
Map depicts geographical location of hospitals that have received payment for adopt/implement/upgrade (AIU) or through the demonstration of meaningful use.
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. 'Hospitals Receiving Incentive Payments for Electronic Health Record Adoption or Meaningful Use,' Health IT Quick-Stat #18. dashboard.healthit.gov/quickstats/pages/FIG-Hospitals-Receiving-Payments-for-MU-and-Adoption.php. February 2014.