Less Than One in Three Hospitals Can Share Records Electronically

The year is 2017 and the only profession that still uses faxes, beepers and can’t share records electronically is our healthcare system.  How embarrassing is that?

A new study found that:

  • Just 30 percent of hospitals had achieved so-called interoperability
  • The most common barrier these hospitals reported to using outside information was that their clinicians could not see it embedded into their own system’s electronic health record.
  • Just 19 percent of hospitals said they often used data from outside providers.
  • To compensate, patients often obtain copies of records that they deliver in person to an outside provider or request that they be sent.

It would really be nice if we figured this out instead bogus crap like MACRA, MIPS, PQRS that just wastes everyone’s time.

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