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Percent of Hospitals, By Type, that Possess Certified Health IT

Across all hospital types, more than 90% have certified EHR technology
2015

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A bar chart that shows rates of certified electronic health record technology possession by different types of hospitals. 98 percent of large hospitals possess certified technology. 97 percent of medium hospitals possess certified technology. 94 percent of small urban hospitals possess certified technology. 94 percent of small rural hospitals possess certified technology. 96 percent of critical access hospitals possess certified technology.

Percentage of non-federal acute care hospitals, by type, that possess certified electronic health record technology

2015

Hospital Type %
Large 98
Medium 97
Critical Access 96
Small urban 94
Small rural 94
Summary:

In 2015, 96 percent of all non-federal acute care hospitals possessed certified health IT. Small rural and small urban hospitals had the lowest rates at 94 percent. Ninety-six percent of Critical Access hospitals had certified health IT, while 98 percent of large hospitals had certified health IT - the highest rate among these hospital types.

See ONC Data Brief #35, Adoption of Electronic Health Record Systems among U.S. Non-Federal Acute Care Hospitals: 2008-2015, for further analysis.

Source:

ONC/American Hospital Association (AHA), AHA Annual Survey Information Technology Supplement, 2015.

Notes:

[1] Hospitals have possession of a certified electronic health record system if the EHR technology meets the technological capability, functionality, and security requirements adopted by the Department of Health and Human Services. Possession means that the hospital has a legal agreement with the EHR vendor, but it is not equivalent to adoption.
[2] Measures calculated based off a 55% response rate of non-federal acute care hospitals nationwide.
[3] Large: hospital with 400 or more beds.
[4] Medium: hospital with 100 to 399 beds.
[5] Small: hospital with less than 100 beds.
[6] Urban: hospital in CBSA metropolitan areas
[7] Rural: hospital in CBSA non-metropolitan areas.
[8] Critical Access: rural hospital with less than 25 beds and 35 miles away from any other general or Critical Access hospital.

Suggested Citation:

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. 'Percent of Hospitals, By Type, that Possess Certified Health IT,' Health IT Quick-Stat #52. dashboard.healthit.gov/quickstats/pages/certified-electronic-health-record-technology-in-hospitals.php. May 2016.

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