Health information exchange among U.S. acute care hospitals grew significantly last year, according to new data from a nationwide American Hospital Association survey released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

In 2014, three-quarters of hospitals reported that they electronically exchanged health information with outside ambulatory providers or hospitals—a 23 percent increase since 2013 and an 85 percent increase since 2008, the year the AHA started collecting data. AHA’s survey captures information on exchange of health information between hospitals and ambulatory providers that are not part of the hospital’s organization.

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