08 Jun Survey: Half of providers think stimulus won't help health IT adoption
You can lead doctors and hospitals to health IT, but you can’t make them adopt it. That, in essence, is what providers said in a new survey looking at their interest in and use of health IT. To conduct the research, researchers reached out to 508 healthcare providers across the United States this past April.
The study, which was sponsored by electronic communications services provider IVANS Inc., found that more than 50 percent of providers believe that the billions of dollars set aside to promote health IT adoption will have little impact on that process. The biggest obstacle to adoption was “lack of budget,” cited by 82 percent.
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