Advanced Electronic Health Record Use and Quality Measure Performance

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Though the proportion of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) using at least a basic electronic health record (EHR) is comparable to non‐CAHs, CAHs are less likely to have advanced EHR functions than non‐CAHs. Consequently, the objectives of this project are to:

  1. Assess the relationship between advanced EHR use and quality measure reporting and performance in CAHs;
  2. Evaluate how CAHs may differ from non‐CAHs in their EHR capabilities for information exchange, especially in the context of the COVID‐19 pandemic; and
  3. Provide an overview of how CAHs use EHRs for quality reporting, as informed by key stakeholders.