This research examines the impact of various factors on the use of IT in clinical practice, prescriptions, and patient information. This was done using a national sample of 3425 physicians who worked in a solo or group practice in the United States. Besides the extent of use of electronic medical records by physicians and number of physicians in practice, none of the other factors consistently impacted the use of IT in clinical practice, prescriptions, and patient information, respectively. The results of this study highlight the need to develop specific strategies to increase the use of information technology in healthcare.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
DeMello, Jim and Deshpande, Satish P., "Factors Impacting Use of Information Technology by Physicians in Private Practice" (2011). Transactions of the International Conference on Health Information Technology Advancement. 2.