Fauquier Health Stands Out with Electronic Medical Records
March 11, 2012
The Advisory Board Company recently wrote about meaningful use requirements (electronic medical records) in hospitals. Fauquier Health met the phase 1 requirements for electronic medical records late last year. As of February, only about 10 percent of hospitals nationwide met that requirement. According to the Advisory Board, Fauquier Health -- an independent, non-profit hospital with 97 beds in rural Virginia -- was pretty atypical of the other hospitals that completed phase 1.
Based on data from a survey of 585 hospitals that HIMSS Analytics tracks in a database on meaningful use readiness, HIMSS Analytics identified seven types of hospitals that typically outpace other hospitals in health IT adoption. They are:
•Academic medical centers
•General medical/surgical hospitals;
•Hospitals with between 400 and 499 licensed beds
•Hospitals with 500 or more licensed beds
The data show that 60% of hospitals with more than 500 beds said they are ready or likely to be ready to meet Stage 1 meaningful use requirements, compared with 20% of hospitals with less than 100 beds.