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Electronic Health Record Use In US Hospitals Has Doubled In Last Two Years

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February 21, 2012
FedCyber Wire, Technology
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The percentage of US hospitals using health information technology such as Electronic Health Records has more than doubled in the last two years, according to an announcement by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as she visited a Health Science Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, on Friday.

Sebelius made the announcement during a speech. She was in Kansas to discuss the growth of professional jobs in the field of health IT.

Sebelius said there has been major progress in use of health information technology (health IT) by doctors and hospitals, and that new data shows nearly 2,000 hospitals and more than 41,000 doctors have now received over $3 billion in incentive payments to use health IT in a meaningful way, particularly Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

via Medical News Today, continued here.