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KPMG Poll: 'Meaningful Use' Requirements Seen as Compliance Challenge, Despite High Hospital EHR Adoption Rates

Apr 26, 2012
From the Healthcare & Life Sciences Institute

In a poll conducted as part of a KPMG Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Institute webcast on March 21, 2012, a majority of business administrators at hospitals and health systems say they are well along in completing electronic health record (EHR) system adoption. However, many are expressing various levels of doubt about their ability to meet new EHR standards.

Forty-eight percent of hospital and health system business leaders who participated in a KPMG poll last month said they were confident in their organization’s level of readiness to meet Stage 1 meaningful use requirements. Thirty-nine percent said they were somewhat confident, three percent said they were not confident at all and 10 percent didn’t know what their level of readiness was.

At the same time, the survey also found that the majority (71 percent) of the hospital and health system business leaders said they are more than 50 percent of the way to completing EHR system adoption