About one in four hospitals is now participating in health information exchange initiatives, up from 14 percent in 2010. Participation of outpatient practices in these initiatives has increased to 10 percent these days from 3 percent in 2010.
"People who say we haven't achieved those things and so it's a waste, I caution them that it takes a while," Jha said. "It's going to take a little while to get electronic health records right. We just have to be patient and work hard."
To learn more about electronic health records, visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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