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More Hospitals Moving to Improved EHRs, CMS Reports

Electronic Health Records | Industry News

The following is an excerpt from an article that appeared on Modern Healthcare. It was written by Joseph Conn.

More-Hospitals-Moving-to-Improved-EHRs-CMS-ReportsHospitals are further along in upgrading their electronic health-record systems to where they need to be than had seemed possible only a month ago, according to new data from the CMS.

After getting off to a sputtering start, nearly 3,700 hospitals have attested to meeting the program's meaningful-use requirements through Dec. 1 this year. More are expected to attest as the filing period draws to a close at the end of this month, Elisabeth Myers, of CMS' office of e-health standards and services, said in a report to the federally chartered Health Information Technology Policy Committee.

Most significantly, 1,681 of those eligible hospitals have attested this year to the Stage 2 standards, double the number of hospitals that had attested to Stage 2 through Nov. 1, 2014, and a quantum leap from the 10 hospitals that had attested to Stage 2 through July 1.

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