With much fanfare, on August 7 the Department of Health and Human Services announced the results of two new studies showing that “more physicians and hospitals are using EHRs than before.” Duh! Tell us something we didn’t know.

Published online in the journal Health Affairs, the information in both studies was collected in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics and the American Hospital Association. Forgive me for not getting excited about the results of two studies comparing the EHR adoption rate in 2013 versus what it was in 2009 and 2010, respectively—the year that the HITECH Act was enacted and was just getting off the ground.    

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