HIE market scales to new heights

March 14, 2014 in Medical Technology

For instance, some 78 percent of office-based physicians have adopted an EHR system, up from 18 percent in 2001. Moreover, for EHRs meeting the requirements for “basic systems, rates climbed from 11 percent in 2006 to 48 percent seven years later, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released earlier this year.

[See also: Practices embracing HIE, replacing EHRs.]


For the HIE applications market, the Web portal development arena dominated, due to the increasing number of docs opting for electronic medical records driven by the convenience of portals to retrieve information on patients, officials say. 


Stage 2 meaningful use requires that eligible hospital provide 50 percent of discharged patients the ability to download, view and transmit information about their hospital admission within 36 hours via a portal. This data includes vital signs, laboratory test results, discharge instructions, summary of care record and care plan fields. 


[See also: No HIE means 'lost opportunity' for cash.]


Topics: Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure, Electronic Health Record (EHR), Meaningful use, , HIMSS Analytics, Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Patient portals, Cerner, GE Healthcare, IBM, InterSystems

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