Medical groups' adoption of electronic health records and information systems

David Gans, John Kralewski, Terry Hammons, Bryan Dowd

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We surveyed a nationally representative sample of medical group practices to assess their current use of information technology (IT). Our results suggest that adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) is progressing slowly, at least in smaller practices, although a number of group practices plan to implement an EHR within the next two years. Moreover, the process of choosing and implementing an EHR appears to be more complex and varied than we expected. This suggests a need for greater support for practices, particularly smaller ones, in this quest if the benefits expected from EHRs are to be realized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1323-1333
Number of pages11
JournalHealth Affairs
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2005


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