EHR implementation more difficult for physician owners

Physician owners report more difficulty in implementing electronic health records at their practices than other users, likely because they have more financial and personal responsibility in the process, according to a study of surveyed physicians about pre- and post-implementation, published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Specifically, 38 percent of survey respondents with ownership stakes in their practices reported that the implementation was very difficult, compared to 26 percent of non-owners. FiercePracticeManagement