The Executive Summary states: “In short they found that HIT in medical practices remains problematic for many U.S. physicians. The push to increase adoption through regulatory requirements in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act (2009) has raised physicians’ levels of awareness about electronic health records (EHRs). Health care reform-related programs requiring clinical integration (accountable care organizations, medical homes, bundled payments) have accelerated adoption. This has occurred as physicians accept more risk for cost-savings and patient outcomes. However, implementation and operational integration costs are major concerns to many physicians.” Still, most physicians feel it holds promise for greater efficiency.
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