HealthIT.GOV publishes EHR Adoption Dashboard

HealthIT Interactive Dashboard for Meaningful Use adoption rates

For some reason, everyone seems to like dashboards. Maybe it is because a lot of us can think better visually than we can with just text.

To help visual thinkers, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs found an interesting way to publish the data about the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology.

The information displayed in their visual dashboard is derived from data published by CMS.

Here is the link to the dashboard, which seems to have been built using Adobe Flex:
(Flex requires Flash, so no iOS devices will run it -- sorry iPhone, or IPad users)

and no, we have not conducted a Usability study on this dashboard, but if we did, We'd have a few simple recommendations to make it even more effective, useful and usable.

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