ONC: Here’s how hospitals are using EHR data beyond patient care

Healthcare IT News: he Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT shared the results of a new study that sheds new insight on a number of EHR uses from 2015 through 2017.

Hospitals are continuing to surge in their adoption and use of EHRs, partially pushed by the 21st Century Cures Act. The records enable healthcare providers to more easily record and access information about a patient and, as the number of hospitals who make this data interoperable rises, providers can share the data with outside organizations as well.

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