Abramson E, McGinnis S, Edwards A, Maniccia D, Moore J, Kaushal R, et al. Electronic health record adoption and health information exchange among hospitals in New York State. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2011.
Unprecedented national and state initiatives are underway to promote adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) with health information exchange (HIE). New York State leads the nation in state initiatives and is conducting ongoing surveillance of its investments. Lessons learned from studying states like New York can inform federal policies and will be essential to evaluate the effectiveness of these initiatives. This is the first in a series of planned surveys to assess EHR adoption and HIE activities by New York State hospitals.