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Rural hospitals’ EHR adoption rate up 257%
Modern Healthcare

The digital divide is still there among rural providers but it appears to be closing, according to a report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and new research it references.

The percentage of rural hospitals with a basic electronic health-record system was 33.5% in 2012, up 257% from 9.8% in 2010, the year before payments started to flow from the federal EHR incentive payment program of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.