doc-tabletToday HHS, CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT  announced an important healthcare milestone – more than 50% of eligible professionals nationwide are using EHRs meaningfully in their offices and more than 80% of U.S. hospitals are using EHRs.

To Kentucky’s Meaningful Users: Congratulations on your role in this important milestone. Better use of EHRs leads to more coordinated care, fewer medical errors, and lower costs to the system. It is an honor to act as your partner in achieving the different stages of meaningful use and using health IT as a springboard to the many initiatives that will be critical to the new healthcare landscape.

For additional information on this important milestone check this Health IT article.