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Vital Signs

Facts & Figures

For the record

9.1%
Percentage of U.S. hospitals that, as of 2009, had implemented an electronic medical record (EMR) system of any sort

1985
Year the current Dartmouth-Hitchcock (DH) EMR was implemented

2.5 million
Number of patients now in the DH EMR system

1
Number of EMRs per patient, regardless of how many DH physicians and locations the patient visits

59,000
Number of new EMRs created in 2009, just at DH's Lebanon campus

80,000
Requests received each year by DH to release EMRs for legal, employment, medical, or other purposes (DH maintains the record and ensures its integrity, but the patient owns it)

30 million
Lines of dictation transcribed and entered into DH EMRs each year

40
Staff members in the DH Health Information Services department

4/2/11
Date when a new, improved DH EMR system goes live

SOURCES: NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK


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