The digital divide between small, rural hospitals and larger, urban hospitals is closing, partly due to the federal electronic health-record incentive program, writes Modern Healthcare. According to the latest CMS data, at least 94% of small and rural hospitals now has an EHR system, or has contracted to buy one, with top-level functionality such as computerized physician-order entry to complete orders, clinical decision support and interoperability.
Digital Divide Between Rural and Urban Hospitals Decreasing
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