CMS released details of a new study on information technology adoption in healthcare that show some improvement in the hospital sector. Technology use among hospitals in general is rising, the new report argues. However, smaller hospitals show signs of falling behind their larger competitors. Nearly all (88 percent) of the hospitals included in the survey were using IT for laboratory results. About half were using it for electronic images. Only 21 percent report using e-prescribing. The survey was conducted by Princeton-based consultancy Mathematica.
- see this release from Mathematica (.pdf)