A new white paper from the research firm HIMSS Analytics examines market gaps that hospitals must address to achieve the forthcoming meaningful use of electronic health records requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. "We created the mapping to provide insights for hospitals to help assess their EMR environments and strategies relative to current ARRA meaningful use measurements for 2011, 2013, and 2015," says Mike Davis, author of the white paper and executive vice president at the Chicago-based firm.  "It provides a market assessment of adoption of some of the more sophisticated EMR applications related to where we believe these applications will impact 2011, 2013, and 2015 measurements." The paper focuses on meaningful use goals with specific metrics, such as:

The paper concludes that:

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