Physician Adoption of Health Information Technology
Implications for medical practice leaders and business partners
Powerful market forces exerted by health care reform, health plans, and consumers are accelerating awareness and adoption of health information technologies (HIT) in medical practices. Yet widespread adoption and optimal utilization of HIT remain problematic for the majority of U.S. physicians, with implementation and operational integration costs major concerns.
This report assesses physicians’ current use and overall views of electronic health records (EHRs), patient support tools, and mobile health technologies from the Deloitte 2013 Survey of U.S. Physicians. HIT in its many forms is the cornerstone of health care system transformation. It is the requisite toolkit whereby clinicians, care teams, and their patients will participate effectively in models of care that reward value over volume and capture data required in public performance reporting.
Implementing an HIT strategy by physicians acting independently or with business partners requires answering key questions and carefully considering factors including assembling the right team; capable physician leadership; adequate capital for infrastructure; effective operational integration; and data.
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