A Tool for Strategic Planning and Research
The EHR database is used as a foundation for national research and government studies (e.g., Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) and as a planning tool for providers whose products and services integrate with EHR systems.
A Hospital-Level Look at IT Penetration & Implementation
The database provides hospital-specific details critical for IT product and service providers. The data identifies where hospitals fit within an IT system adoption continuum-from “technology fully implemented across all units” to “technology not in place and not considering implementation” and identifies the primary EHR vendor used for inpatient and outpatient departments. It zeros in on adoption levels of computerized systems at the department level in areas like:
2011 Release Hospital EHR Adoption Database