Report: 25% of Hospitals Have Made No EMR Progress in Past 5 Years

The eight-stage HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model is designed to measure a hospital's progress towards robust electronic medical record implementation. Not all hospitals have been making progress, however — a recent HIMSS report shows about a quarter of hospitals have been at the same EMRAM stage for the past five years.

Additionally, 4 percent of these hospitals have remained at stage 0 (completely paper-based) for the last five years.

The report is based on an analysis of the EMRAM progression of 4,811 hospitals between the second quarter of 2008 and the second quarter of 2013.

Despite slow progress among some hospitals, 73.7 percent of hospitals have advanced at least one EMRAM stage in the past five years, according to the report. About half of these hospitals have advanced two or three stages, and 20 percent have advanced four or more stages in the past five years.

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