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Table 2 Adoption of HIT in Boston and Denver

From: Assessing the level of healthcare information technology adoption in the United States: a snapshot

BOSTON Result Viewing Inpatient EHR Inpatient CPOE Ambulatory EHR Ambulatory CPOE Electronic Prescribing Claims/Eligibility Patient-Doctor Communication
MD Practices 3 -- -- 2 2 -- 5 2
IDNs 5 2 3 2 1 -- 5 2
Stand-alone Hospitals 5 1 3 1 1 -- 5 1
SNF/Rehab Hospitals 2 1 1 -- -- -- 5 1
Home Health Agencies 1 -- -- 2 -- -- 5 1
Laboratories 3 -- -- -- -- -- 5 1
Pharmacies -- -- -- -- -- 2 5 3
Payors -- -- -- -- -- -- 5 --
DENVER Result Viewing Inpatient EHR Inpatient CPOE Ambulatory EHR Ambulatory CPOE Electronic Prescribing Claims/Eligibility Patient-Doctor Communication
MD Practices 3 -- -- 1 1 -- 4 1
IDNs 5 1 2 1 1 -- 5 1
Stand-alone Hospitals 5 1 2 2 1 -- 5 1
SNF/Rehab Hospitals 2 1 1 -- -- -- 4 1
Home Health Agencies 1 -- -- 1 -- -- 4 2
Laboratories 3    -- -- -- 5 1
Pharmacies -- -- -- -- -- 1 5 3
Payors -- -- -- -- -- -- 5 --
  1. Key: (From adoption curve terminology, Rogers 1983)
  2. 1 = Low adoption by a few innovators (0–5%)
  3. 2 = Some adoption by early adopters (5–15%)
  4. 3 = Medium adoption by early majority (15–50%)
  5. 4 = Common adoption by late majority (50–85%)
  6. 5 = Widespread adoption by the rest (85–100%)