Health IT gap between large, small hospitals widens
The federal government's incentive programs for the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) is widening the digital divide between large and small providers. In fact, the 15% gap in EHR adoption between small and large hospitals seen in 2010 has grown to nearly 22% in 2011, according to an online study in Health Affairs. The report, entitled Small, Nonteaching, And Rural Hospitals Continue To Be Slow In Adopting Electronic Health Record Systems, is the first nationally representative survey of hospital EHR system adoption since the federal incentive programs began. It examined EHR adoption among U.S. hospitals, using data from the American Hospital Association (AHA) annual survey of health information technology.
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