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

Across all hospital types, more than 95% have certified EHR technology
2017

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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 99
Medium 97
Small urban 95
Critical Access 93
Small rural 93
Summary:

In 2017, 96 percent of all non-federal acute care hospitals possessed certified health IT. Small rural and critical access hospitals had the lowest rates at 93 percent. Ninety-nine percent of large hospitals (more than 300 beds) had certified health IT, while 97 percent of medium-sized hospitals (more than 100 beds) had certified health IT.

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 64% response rate of non-federal acute care hospitals nationwide.
[3] Large: hospital with 300 or more beds.
[4] Medium: hospital with 100 to 299 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. September 2018.

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