By Bernie Monegain, Healthcare IT News
OREM, UT – The community hospital that still relies exclusively on a paper medical record is rapidly moving toward extinction, according to a new report from research firm, as meaningful use drives a jump in the adoption of electronic health records.
he KLAS Community Hospital CMS 2011: Rapid Adoption found that community hospitals – now motivated by meaningful use and the associated financial incentives – have awakened to the reality that clinical information technology is not only within their reach but may be fundamental to their sustainability. Where clinicians previously may have had exposure only to order entry and results, today the physician/clinician workflow is becoming increasingly dependent on technology.
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