Report: Meaningful Use Drives Community Hospitals' Rapid Adoption of EMRs

Meaningful use is driving rapid adoption of electronic medical records at community hospitals, according to a KLAS news release.

KLAS' report, "Community Hospital CMS 2011: Rapid Adoption," found that community EMR sales increased significantly in 2010. More than half of community healthcare providers contracting with a computer information system had no prior CIS and an additional 36 percent were providers who switched to a different vendor.

KLAS estimates approximately 300-500 U.S. hospitals have not yet committed to a CIS vendor as of the beginning of 2011.

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