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Testing Theories of Innovation Diffusion: Analysis of Physicians' Adoption of Electronic Health Records

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dc.contributor.advisor Hart, David M.
dc.contributor.author Cohen, Martin F.
dc.creator Cohen, Martin F.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-14T14:21:26Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-14T14:21:26Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/9871
dc.description.abstract The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 authorized numerous federal programs intended to address barriers to adoption of electronic health records (EHRs). This dissertation analyzes national survey data to test and compare the significance of five factors in physician decisions on whether to adopt an EHR: improved information, the cost of adoption, the HITECH financial incentives program, challenges in selecting a specific EHR vendor or product, and operational implementation barriers. This study focuses on physicians in smaller, physician-owned practices, who are an important target of policies to promote EHR adoption. In addition to the traditional binary analysis of adopters versus non-adopters, this research also tests models with three categories of adoption status: 1) using an EHR, 2) in the process of adoption, and 3) not yet in the process of adoption. Key findings include:
dc.format.extent 163 pages
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights Copyright 2015 Martin F. Cohen
dc.subject Public policy en_US
dc.subject Public health en_US
dc.subject adoption en_US
dc.subject diffusion en_US
dc.subject electronic health records en_US
dc.subject health information technology en_US
dc.subject HITECH Act en_US
dc.subject innovation en_US
dc.title Testing Theories of Innovation Diffusion: Analysis of Physicians' Adoption of Electronic Health Records
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Public Policy en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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