HIMSS: 22% of Hospitals Can Meet at Least 10 of 14 Core Measurements of Stage 1 Meaningful Use

HIMSS Analytics has released data indicating that nearly one-quarter of 687 surveyed hospitals are ready to meet 10 or more of the required core measures in stage 1 of meaningful use, according to a HIMSS Analytics news release.

This set of data, which HIMSS Analytics reports with a 99 percent confidence level and a 5 percent margin of error, is the first in a series of data that will be released quarterly starting in Jan. 2011 by the organization.

Other findings from the initial data set including the following:

•    Almost 10 percent of participating hospitals indicated they have the capability to achieve 12 core measures for meaningful use.
•    34 percent of respondents have the capability to achieve between five and nine of the core measures for meaningful use.
•    Just over 40 percent (40.47 percent) of the market indicated they have the capability to meet five or more of the menu items for meaningful use.

Read the HIMSS Analytics news release about stage 1 meaningful use data.

Read other coverage about stage 1 meaningful use:

- 11 Best Practices for Maximizing Healthcare IT Incentive Payments

- CMS to Clarify Meaningful Use Final Rules

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