This week, September 16-20, is National Health IT Week and it’s time to celebrate!
From 2008 to 2013, adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) increased 58% among physicians and nearly 80% among hospitals. Today more than 38% of physicians have adopted an EHR and over 145,000 providers are moving through the stages of Meaningful Use.
Kentucky continues to be a leader in Health IT initiatives. To date, Kentucky REC has supported more than 2,800 healthcare providers and assisted clients in receiving more than $61 Million in EHR incentive payments.
To honor these achievements and celebrate National Health IT Week, we will be providing education and expert guidance on “hot topics” in Health IT each day of this week on our blog and social media platforms. Daily topics will include Meaningful Use, HIPAA Privacy & Security, Patient Centered Medical Home, and ICD-10.
Follow along and participate in the action!
Additional National Health IT Week information can be found here.
We would like to thank you for partnering with us to improve health care in our community by leveraging the power of Health IT. We applaud your continued leadership in transforming patient care.
If you are not currently working with the Kentucky REC it’s not too late to take advantage of our expert Health IT support tailored to your unique circumstances. Kentucky REC offers support in: Meaningful Use, EHR Implementation and Optimization, HIPAA Privacy and Security, Patient-Centered Medical Home and ICD-10.
For more information, contact us at 1-888-KY-REC-EHR.