QuickStats: Percentage* of Residential Care Communities† That Use Electronic Health Records,§ by Census Region¶ — United States, 2016
Weekly / June 29, 2018 / 67(25);730
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* With 95% confidence intervals indicated with error bars.
† Residential care communities include those that were state-regulated; had four or more beds; and provided room and board with at least two meals a day, around-the-clock on-site supervision, and help with personal care, such as bathing and dressing or health-related services such as medication management. Residential care communities licensed exclusively to serve the mentally ill or the intellectually or developmentally disabled populations were excluded; residential care communities with missing data were excluded.
§ Respondents were asked “An Electronic Health Record is a computerized version of the resident’s health and personal information used in the management of the resident’s health care. Other than for accounting or billing purposes, does this residential care community use electronic health records?”
¶The United States Census Bureau defines four regions comprising the following states: Northeast: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont; Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin; South: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia; West: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
In 2016, 26% of residential care communities used electronic health records (EHRs). The percentage that used EHRs was 36% of communities in the Northeast, 41% of communities in the Midwest, 24% of communities in the South, and 17% of communities in the West.
Alternate Text: In 2016, 26% of residential care communities used electronic health records (EHRs). The percent that used EHRs was 36% of communities in the Northeast, 41% of communities in the Midwest, 24% of communities in the South, and 17% of communities in the West.
Source: National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2016 data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsltcp/index.htm.
Reported by: Christine Caffrey, PhD, email@example.com, 301-458-4137; Vincent Rome, MPH.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Residential Care Communities That Use Electronic Health Records, by Census Region — United States, 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018;67:730. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6725a8external icon.
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