Thirty-two per cent of hospital leaders say their facilities have a fully operational electronic health record system, compared with 24 per cent in 2006, according to the latest 18th Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey.
Thirty-seven per cent respondents said their facilities had begun installing and EHR system, while 16 per cent said their hospitals had developed a plan to adopt an EHR system. Six per cent of respondents said they had signed a contract for an EHR system.
Respondents cited EHRs and computerized physician order entry as
being the most important IT applications to their facilities in the
next two years. Results are based on a survey of 360 hospital
leaders representing nearly 700 hospitals conducted between
December 20, 2006, and March 1.
Date published: 04-20-07
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