The current state of electronic health record (EHR) use in Oklahoma.

Amir A. Khaliq, Ari K. Mwachofi, Danny R. Hughes, Robert W. Broyles, Denna Wheeler, Robert H. Roswell

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There is ample evidence of the positive impact of electronic health records (EHR) on operational efficiencies and quality of care. Yet, growth in the adoption of EHR and sharing of information among providers has been slow. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 provides financial incentives for eligible providers to adopt and implement EHR. Until now, little information was available regarding the use of EHR in Oklahoma. Sponsored by the Oklahoma Health Information Exchange Trust (OHIET), this study reveals that the frequency of use of EHR among Oklahoma providers is near the national average. Although a large number of Oklahoma physicians have received Medicaid incentive payments for planned adoption, implementation, or upgrade of EHR systems, relatively few eligible providers in Oklahoma have been certified to receive Medicare incentive payments through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and even fewer have actually received these incentive payments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-56
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2013


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