Fewer than 25% of providers in the US are ready for Meaningful Use Stage 2, according to data from CMS and the Kaiser Family Foundation. Other key facts include:
- California and New York, the first and third largest states in the nation, are among the five lowest states for Stage 2 participation in 2014
- South Dakota (50.8 percent), New Hampshire (43.4 percent), and Minnesota (41.4 percent) topped the list with Stage 2-ready provider rate above 40 percent
- Midwestern states constituted five of the top 10 EHR users and every Midwestern state was in the top 25, except Michigan (No. 29).
- Northeastern states fared the worst with five of the lowest 10 EHR adopters, including the District of Columbia, which placed last (9.7 percent readiness).
- Among different medical specialties, primary care providers have made significantly more progress towards the Meaningful Use of EHRs than other specialties.
Practice Fusion, the nation’s largest 2014 Meaningful Use certified EHR community has created the following 2 maps that illustrates the provider’s readiness for Meaningful Use Stage 2 nationwide.