Less than 2% of hospitals are paperless as Medicare penalties loom

Forbes, January 17, 2013
With less than two years to go before penalties kick in from the federal government for hospitals that are not using electronic health records, new data shows just 1.8 percent have operational systems. The latest data linked here from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), based in Chicago, shows just 1.8 percent of hospitals have a "complete electronic medical record" that includes data warehouses and data continuity with the emergency department.

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