Annual survey data from the American Hospital Association shows how dramatically the use of particular functions of an electronic health record system have increased under the meaningful use program, according to the Office of the National Coordinator.

Charts on an ONC Web site, highlighted by the office during HIMSS13 in New Orleans, show the improvement. For instance, use of active medication lists in non-federal acute-care hospitals rose from 62 percent in 2008 to 87 percent in 2012.

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