Electronic health records: Which practices have them, and how are clinicians using them? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Diffusion of Innovation
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized
  • Practice Management, Medical

abstract

  • Overall, fewer than 1 in 5 medical practices in Massachusetts have an EHR. Even among adopters, though, doctor usage of EHR functions varied considerably by functionality and across practices. Many clinicians are not actively using functionalities that are necessary to improve health care quality and patient safety. Furthermore, among practices that do not have EHRs, more than half have no plan for adoption. Inadequate funding remains an important barrier to EHR adoption in ambulatory care practices in the United States.

publication date

  • February 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1365-2753.2007.00787.x

PubMed ID

  • 18211642

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 43

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 14

number

  • 1