Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fauquier Health Stands Out with Electronic Medical Records

The Advisory Board Company recently wrote about meaningful use requirements (electronic medical records) in hospitals. As stated in a previous blog here, Fauquier Health met the phase 1 requirements for electronic medical records late last year. As of February, only about 10 percent of hospitals nationwide met that requirement. According to the Advisory Board, Fauquier Health -- an independent, non-profit hospital with 97 beds in rural Virginia -- was pretty atypical of the other hospitals who completed phase 1.

See below:

Based on data from a survey of 585 hospitals that HIMSS Analytics tracks in a database on meaningful use readiness, HIMSS Analytics identified seven types of hospitals that typically outpace other hospitals in health IT adoption. They are:

•Academic medical centers
•General medical/surgical hospitals;
•Hospitals with between 400 and 499 licensed beds
•Hospitals with 500 or more licensed beds
•Urban hospitals
•Multiple-site hospitals

The data show that 60% of hospitals with more than 500 beds said they are ready or likely to be ready to meet Stage 1 meaningful use requirements, compared with 20% of hospitals with less than 100 beds.

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