Electronic Access To Health Information

Hospitals and health systems continue to enhance their ability to share essential patient information electronically with health care providers and engage patients in their health care, according to two reports released today by the American Hospital Association (AHA). Nearly all hospital patients (93%) can views their health record information online, up from 27% in 2012, although larger hospitals continue to be able to offer greater access and functionality than smaller hospitals. Also, 74% of hospitals and health systems can share clinical or summary of care records electronically with hospitals outside their system.

The reports can be obtained at https://www.aha.org/system/files/2018-03/expanding-electronic-engagement.pdf and https://www.aha.org/system/files/2018-03/sharing-health-information.pdf.