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Hospital Selection of Public Health Measures

Percent of Hospitals Selecting, without Exclusion, at Least One Public Health Measure (by Reporting Cohort)
November 2013

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Hospitals that selected only one PH Measure Hospitals that selected two PH Measures Hospitals that selected three PH measures
Cohort Program Year Number of Attestations At Least One Not Excluded Exclude None Exclude One Exclude None Exclude One Exclude Two Exclude None Exclude One Exclude Two Exclude Three
2011 Year 1 833 84% 78% 12% 4% 4% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
2011 Year 2 748 88% 76% 16% 4% 3% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
2011 Year 3 697 90% 74% 11% 5% 8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
2012 Year 1 1,732 88% 85% 10% 4% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
2012 Year 2 1,634 87% 74% 11% 5% 9% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
2013 Year 1 1,375 86% 81% 13% 4% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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Summary:

Hospitals that began the Meaningful Use program in 2011 were 6 percentage points more likely to select at least one public health measure without an exclusion by their third year of participation (2013), compared to their first year of participation (2011).

Source:

Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT analysis of CMS EHR Incentive Program data, as of November 30, 2013.

Notes:

[1] Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals are participating in a voluntary incentive program whereby they demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology. One of the requirements of the Meaningful Use program is that hospitals must electronically report data to a local jurisdiction public health agency in at least one of three categories: immunizations, laboratory results or syndromic surveillance. Hospitals may select a measure and claim an exclusion if the local public health agency does not have the capacity to accept these data electronically.

[2] First year attestations in the EHR Incentive Program cover a 90-day period within a fiscal year. Years 2 and 3 of the program cover an entire fiscal year.

Suggested Citation:

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. 'Percent of Hospitals Selecting, without Exclusion, at Least One Public Health Measure (by Reporting Cohort),' Health IT Quick-Stat #15. dashboard.healthit.gov/quickstats/pages/FIG-MU-Hospitals-Selecting-At-Least-One-Measure.php. February 2014.