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February 2019

By the Numbers
For The Record
Vol. 31 No. 2 P. 34

$10.3 Million
American Transmission Co is proposing to build a $21 million substation and high-voltage power line in Verona, Wisconsin, to serve the growing electrical needs of Epic Systems. Epic would pay up to this amount to cover the cost of putting the line underground, and the remaining $11 million would be passed on to about 5 million ratepayers in the service territory, reports Madison.com.

4 in 10
Only this number of hospitals reported they can find patient health information as well as send, receive, and integrate patient summary of care records from sources outside their health system, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s analysis of 2017 data from the American Hospital Association’s Information Technology Supplement Survey.

According to a Black Book survey, this percentage of large health system providers reported few regrets over their EHR vendor selection. However, 88% of respondents from modest-sized regional health systems were dissatisfied with their EHR selection, citing hidden costs, unexpected consultant fees, interrupted revenue cycles, consumer frustration, time-extended rollouts, physician and clinical burnout, system downtime, reliability issues, and mismatches in vendor-client cultures.

A Black Book survey found this percentage of respondents agreed that interoperability and patient data exchange functionality had declined after implementing a replacement EHR.

$525 Million
Allscripts will make this amount in posttax net proceeds after selling off its ownership stake in Netsmart, a behavioral health EHR, according to FierceHealthcare.

6 in 10
According to a report by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, nearly this number of hospitals reported challenges exchanging patient health information across different vendor platforms in 2017, up from 5 in 10 in 2016.

A report by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology measured progress in four domains related to the exchange of electronic health information: sending, receiving, finding, and integrating. This percentage of hospitals that engaged in all four domains of interoperability reported having information electronically available at the point of care; this is nearly 30% higher than hospitals that engaged in three domains.