Health Information Management

HITECH Act to stimulate EHR adoption, alleviate costly implementation

HIM Briefings, May 1, 2009

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According to a 2006 Healthcare Financial Management Association report that compiled data from several surveys and roundtable discussions, 59% of respondents said that lack of available funding is the most significant barrier to widespread EHR adoption. Other barriers that were mentioned included the lack of national information standards and code sets (62%), concern about physician usage (51%), lack of interoperability (50%), lack of available staff resources (43%), lack of existing regional information networks (37%), concern about payer adoption (32%), insufficient financial return (28%), and privacy concerns (16%).

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