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Dr. Bossak Examines Changes to the Electronic Health Records

Brian-Bossak_jpgA collaborative studying including Dr. Brian Bossak at Georgia Southern University Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health examines changes to the electronic health records market in light of health information technology certification and meaningful use. Health information technology (HIT) certification and meaningful use are interventions encouraging the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) in the USA. However, these initiatives also constitute a significant intervention which will change the structure of the EHR market.

Researchers found that there was movement away from paper records, upward trends in the number of EHR vendors, and greater competition. However, changes differed according to hospital size and region of the country. Changes were greatest for small hospitals, whereas competition and the number of vendors did not change dramatically for large hospitals.

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