Significant federal investments to accelerate the adoption of EHRs and exchange of clinical data are now in place.
It is critical to continue to track the adoption and use of EHRs and related insights to:
(1) ascertain the status of adoption and evaluate existing and proposed policy decisions;
(2) evaluate the impact of ONC programs and related incentives for meaningful use; and (3) make resources available to ONC and external researchers to assess the effects of health IT adoption and exchange on key aspects of care, such as quality and efficiency.
The data generated under this funding opportunity will enable ONC and other researchers to carry out these important activities for inpatient settings.