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More hospitals are electronically sharing health information

January 27, 2023


Interoperability continues to improve among U.S. hospitals, but there’s still a ways to go, according to new government data.

More than six in 10 hospitals electronically shared health information and integrated it into their electronic health records in 2021, up 51% since 2017, the Office of the National Coordinator released in a Thursday data brief.

The availability and usage of electronic data received from outside sources at the point of care has also increased over the last four years, reaching 62% and 71% respectively in 2021.

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