Two recent surveys recognized hospitals for their use of health IT to improve patient safety, tighten data security and engage with patients online. However, some say that there is growing concern that small and rural hospitals are lagging behind in health IT adoption.
In an iHealthBeat Special Report by Deirdre Kennedy, experts discussed the results of the recent surveys, as well as ways to prevent a digital divide.
The Special Report includes comments from:
- John Hoyt, executive vice president at HIMSS Analytics;
- John Mattison, chief medical information officer at Kaiser Permanente;
- Matthew Weinstock, senior editor of Hospitals & Health Networks; and
- Chantal Worzala, director of policy at the American Hospital Association (Kennedy, iHealthBeat, 8/9).
The complete transcript of this Special Report is available as a PDF.
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