Toward understanding EHR use in small physician practices

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From: Health Care Financing Review(Vol. 31, Issue 1)
Publisher: Superintendent of Documents
Document Type: Article
Length: 5,809 words

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This article presents insights into the use of electronic health records (EHRs) by small physician practices participating in a CMS pay-for-performance demonstration. Site visits to four States reveal slow movement toward improved EHR use. Factors facilitating use of EHRs include customization of EHR products and being owned by a larger organization. Factors limiting use of EHRs include system limitations, cost, and lack of strong incentives to improve. Practices in one State were moving more vigorously toward improved EHR use than those in the other States. Many practices also increased use of medical assistants after implementing EHRs.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A216632134