Infographic: How Digital Health Is Shaping EHRs

Monday, May 23rd, 2016
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Although provider’s electronic health record (EHR) adoption jumped from 42 percent in 2009 to 83 percent in 2014 as a result of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009, the broader impact of this transition remained questionable on patient outcomes. While EHRs are expected to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare, increase patient engagement, and lower care costs, issues of cost, usability, interoperability, and regulatory compliance severely limited the anticipated growth, according to a new infographic by Vigyanix.

With the rise of digital health, however, the EHR landscape is shifting dramatically and the barriers to adoption have started to diminish. The infographic examines how digital health is shaping the future of today’s EHRs.

While widespread adoption of electronic health records has generated new streams of actionable patient data, John C. Lincoln has taken data mining to new levels to enhance performance of its accountable care organization (ACO).

Beyond the EMR: Mining Population Health Analytics to Elevate Accountable Care reviews the concentrated data dig undertaken by John C. Lincoln to prepare for participation in the CMS Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).

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