Seven in 10 hospitals provided their patients with the ability to view, download and transmit their health information electronically in 2015, a seven-fold increase from 2013, according to a report released today by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. At least 40% of hospitals in every state had these patient engagement capabilities, although small and critical access hospitals continued to lag behind larger hospitals. Among other capabilities, about three-quarters of hospitals enabled patients to request an amendment to their health data and offered patients the ability to electronically pay their bills; and more than one-third enabled patients to submit patient-generated data, a three-fold increase from 2013. For more information, see the recent AHA TrendWatch on the issue.