This secondary data analysis study examined the probability that physicians associated with others in a medical group were more likely than physicians solo providers to implement an electronic medical records system in their practice. The researcher used the secondary data from the 2009 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey EMR Supplement survey, with a sub-sample size of ( n = 1283) physicians who answered the survey.
Two hypotheses were tested and the results supported them. Hypothesis 1 results showed that groups of physicians were more likely to implement an electronic medical records system than solo physicians. Hypothesis 2 results showed that the higher percentage of Medicare revenue, the less likely the provider implemented an EMR system. The implications were that group providers tend to have financial and human resources necessary to overcome the barriers in adopting the new technology than solo providers, which means physicians working alone may need more financial assistance from the government to encourage them to implement EMR in the future.
|Commitee:||Frates, Janice, 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|
|Subjects:||Medical imaging, Health care management|
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