Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Ambulatory care electronic health record adoption: Payer mix as an indicator of adoption or planned adoption
by Gorrill, Brian, M.S.H.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 52; 1520901
Abstract (Summary)

Electronic health records (EHRs) have been identified as an important step in improving patient safety and quality care outcomes. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 provides incentives to Medicare or Medicaid eligible physicians for EHR adoption. This study examined ambulatory care EHR adoption as it relates to a physician's Medicare or Medicaid payer mix. Using the 2009 National Ambulatory Care Survey, this study hypothesized that physicians with high-level Medicare or Medicaid payer mix would have higher levels of EHR adoption or planned EHR adoption than physicians with a low-level payer mix. Using a Chi Square test of independence for each Hypothesis, this study found no support for these hypotheses, possibly due to several study limitations. With billions of dollars in incentive money being allocated for EHR adoption, it is essential to verify that these incentives are having a directed impact.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sinay, Tony
Commitee: Frates, Janice, Nguyen, Hannah-Hanh, Sinay, Tony
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Health care management
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Publication Number: 1520901
ISBN: 9781267702982
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