Study highlights include:
"Hospitals with higher rates of poor patients had lower levels of adoption of electronic clinical decision support tools, lower rates of electronic medication lists and electronic discharge summaries.
Among hospitals without an EHR system, inadequate capital was cited significantly more often as a barrier to adoption by high disproportionate share (DSH) hospitals than low ones.
High-DSH hospitals were significantly more likely than low-DSH hospitals to report concerns about future support."
This study will appear as the third in a series of broad reports on health information technology adoption trends in hospitals, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the federal government’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. The executive summary for this report, "Health Information Technology in the United States: On the Cusp of Change, 2009," was released Monday; the full report will be released in early November.
Read the Health Affairs article.
Download the executive summary.
Read the press release.