Newly added data on WhyNotTheBest.org report whether hospitals are able to exchange data electronically with hospitals and other providers outside of their health systems. The ability to share information in this way is a crucial part of care coordination. Users can also explore what percentage of admissions in a given state, region, or county take place at hospitals that electronically exchange health information with other providers.
WhyNotTheBest.org also includes two measures tracking whether hospitals are making “meaningful use” of their electronic health record systems: whether they use them to 1) receive lab results and 2) track clinical results between visits.
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