U.S. hospitals and physicians have made significant progress in adopting electronic health record (EHR) technology since the inception of the federal EHR incentive program . According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, at least 58.9% of all hospitals and almost 50% of all physicians had a basic EHR in 2013. As the broad range of disciplines in the provider community continue to become more engaged with HER technology, progress has been made not only in collecting data and automating workflows, but we’ve also seen the EHR data
help enable some early decision support functions such as concomitant medication checking and drug-allergy checking as well.
However, as indicated by this report as well as by other industry analysts, there is much more work to be done. To date, there...