More than 60 percent hospitals are prepared to take on Meaningful Use Stage 2, according to new HIMSS Analytics [twitter.com/HealthITplus]
A new report released on Sept 18 from HIMSS Analytics, Hospital Readiness to Meet Meaningful Use Stage 2, reveals that over 60 percent of eligible hospitals have acquired the requirements for meaningful use stage 2. The report assesses the preparedness of eligible hospitals and their electronic health records that are used to store all patient information.
The highlights of the report include:
- At least 60 percent of hospitals in the sample have met the requirements for at least nine of the core metrics that define Stage 2 meaningful use; and
- Some 70 percent of respondents across all metrics are actively moving toward meeting Stage 2 meaningful use requirements.