Survey: 88% of Hospitals Implementing Health Information Exchange

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Health organizations are using technology to implement programs that help improve quality of patient care, according to an infographic based on a survey called "Healthcare Insights 2012," by Emdeon, a provider of revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions.

Most hospitals, large practices and small practices have shown a commitment to investing in health information exchange. Key findings of the survey are:

Hospitals

•    Sixty-one percent have partially or fully implemented ePrescribing.
•    Seventy-seven percent have fully implemented or are in the process of implementing automated medication reconciliation offerings.
•    Eighty-five percent have partially or fully implemented electronic medical records.
•    Eighty-eight percent have fully implemented or are in the process of implementing health information exchange.

Large Practices

•    Fifty-seven percent have fully implemented or are in the process of implementing automated medication reconciliation offerings.
•    Seventy-four percent have partially or fully implemented electronic medical records.
•    Eighty-two percent have partially or fully implemented ePrescribing.
•    Ninety-four percent have fully implemented or are in the process of implementing health information exchange.

Small Practices

•    Fifty-five percent have fully implemented or are in the process of implementing automated medication reconciliation offerings.
•    Sixty-two percent have partially or fully implemented electronic medical records.
•    Sixty-two percent have partially or fully implemented ePrescribing.
•    Seventy-two percent have fully implemented or are in the process of implementing health information exchange.

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