EHR Intelligence October 28, 2020
In the last five years, eight major US cities have boosted interoperability by more than 50 percent.
Fifteen of the biggest US cities have high rates of health IT interoperability, but there are still notable disparities among them, according to a recent data brief from the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).
Hospitals in cities where an HIE is prevalent and have major EHR software are more likely to engage in interoperability and have more data access than other hospitals, the brief found. Additionally, smaller and independent hospitals in these cities are behind their larger counterparts in patient data exchange and access to patient data.
Using data from 15 of the biggest cities in the US—including Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los...