KLAS: Paper-based community hospitals going the way of dinosaurs

  1. The community hospital that still relies exclusively on a paper medical record is rapidly moving toward extinction, according to a report from healthcare researcher KLAS.

    Larger hospitals and integrated delivery networks (IDNs) have led the adoption of EMR technologies over the past several years, but many vendors now see the community hospital space as providing an opportunity for market share growth, the Orem, Utah-based KLAS stated.

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  3. by   Mijourney
    The Veterans Administration hospitals have had their vista EHR in use for more than a few years. Other EMR technology have been in use for a number of years at the VA. In fact, I believe I read that their clinicians are now using mobile technology. Community hospitals to survive will need to embrace the now and the future, be consumed by larger systems or fall by the wayside.