Hospital Reporting on Meaningful Use Public Health Measures in 2014
ONC released a data brief showing more hospitals are electronically sharing public health data, which research has shown can save time and resources during outbreak investigations. According to 2014 data from the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, hospitals at Stage 2 of meaningful use were electronically reporting to public health more than those that were only attesting to Stage 1. For these Stage 2 hospitals, 88 percent were electronically reporting to immunization registries, 85 percent were electronically submitting lab results, and 75 percent successfully reported the syndromic surveillance measure.
ONC conducted this analysis to highlight the electronic information exchange between hospitals and public health agencies to enhance public health’s ability to monitor population health, identify disease outbreaks earlier, and facilitate better case management for individuals with diseases of public health concern.
Read more about the analyses and findings (pdf) at http://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/databrief22_hospitalreportin...
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