Ranking the states on healthcare IT
Healthcare information technology has been widely implemented in the last 10 years, but rates vary among different states. The Center for Data Innovation recently released a report entitled, “The Best States for Data Innovation.” Among a variety of measures, the Center rated states according to adoption rates for healthcare information technology—these include adoption of electronic health records and e-prescribing.
Here are the ratings in the report, with short descriptions of the methodology used to achieve the rankings. We list all 50 states for EHR use, as ranked by the Center; we name only the top 25 for e-prescribing, because more than half of the states surveyed have less than 2.5 percent of prescriptions for controlled substances issued electronically.