Some hospitals still use paper records despite incentives

About six percent of U.S. hospitals have yet to convert even the most basic services to electronic medical record systems despite billions of dollars in incentives

April 2, 2014

About six percent of U.S. hospitals have yet to convert even the most basic services to electronic medical record systems despite billions of dollars in incentives, according to an article on the Forbes website.

An executive from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) told the Association of Health Care Journalists annual meeting in Denver recently that about 6 percent of more than 5,400 hospitals in the health information trade group’s HIMSS analytics database still aren’t at the first stage of the group’s seven-stage “electronic medical record adoption model.” 

“We’re finding that those (providers) not maturing tend to be smaller organizations,” John Daniels, of HIMSS, said in the article.

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