Community Hospitals Adopting IT Faster Than Ever

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.

Larger hospitals and IDNs have led the adoption of EMR technologies over the past several years, but many vendors now see the community space as providing an opportunity for market share growth.

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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