HIMSS Analytics now is tracking the progress of ambulatory electronic health records adoption in addition to its long-standing 0-7 scale of EHR adoption in hospitals.

The firm’s Ambulatory EMR Adoption Model is tracking information technology capabilities for more than 28,000 ambulatory facilities that are part of a hospital or delivery system. Of the 9,247 facilities that have reported data to HIMSS Analytics, 48 percent are at paper-based Stage 0, 34 percent are at Stage 2, 1.2 percent are at Stage 6 and none have reached Stage 7.

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