[ Thursday, October 07, 2004 ]


Which physicians use healthcare information technology, how, and why? It's hard to know because there's not a lot of data and research beyond anectodal evidence. But according to this study by the Center for Studying Health System Change, small practices (which in fact account for most patient-physician encounters nationwide) don't use much health IT, but physicians in large practices, particularly staff-model and group-model HMOs and faculty practices associated with academic medical centers, use it a lot. Which, coincidentally, is what the anecdotal evidence would have led me to believe. As the report notes, "size matters." Which, coincidentally, is another thing anecdotal evidence would lead me to believe.

Jeff [10:22 AM]

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