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Progress In Interoperability: Measuring US Hospitals’ Engagement In Sharing Patient Data

Overview of attention for article published in Health Affairs, October 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#46 of 4,648)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (93rd percentile)

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17 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
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965 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
reddit
1 Redditor

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Title
Progress In Interoperability: Measuring US Hospitals’ Engagement In Sharing Patient Data
Published in
Health Affairs, October 2017
DOI 10.1377/hlthaff.2017.0546
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Authors

A Jay Holmgren, Vaishali Patel, Julia Adler-Milstein

Abstract

Achieving an interoperable health care system remains a top US policy priority. Despite substantial efforts to encourage interoperability, the first set of national data in 2014 suggested that hospitals' engagement levels were low. With 2015 data now available, we examined the first national trends in engagement in four domains of interoperability: finding, sending, receiving, and integrating electronic patient information from outside providers. We found small gains, with 29.7 percent of hospitals engaging in all four domains in 2015 compared to 24.5 percent in 2014. The two domains with the most progress were sending (with an increase of 8.1 percentage points) and receiving (an increase of 8.4 percentage points) information, while there was no change in integrating systems. Hospitals' use for patient care of data from outside providers was low, with only 18.7 percent of hospitals reporting that they "often" used these data. Our results reveal that hospitals' progress toward interoperability is slow and that progress is focused on moving information between hospitals, not on ensuring usability of information in clinical decisions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 22 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 4 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 18%
Student > Bachelor 3 14%
Researcher 3 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 14%
Other 5 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 36%
Unspecified 3 14%
Social Sciences 2 9%
Engineering 2 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Other 6 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 547. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 August 2018.
All research outputs
#10,036
of 11,623,764 outputs
Outputs from Health Affairs
#46
of 4,648 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#618
of 269,005 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Health Affairs
#5
of 78 outputs
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