CONTEXT Physicians in the United States are only slowly adopting information technology (IT) tools, despite studies demonstrating their clinical benefits. More is known about IT use within institutional settings than by individual physicians. OBJECTIVES This study investigates physicians' current use of, future plans for, and perceived barriers to… (More)
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Introduction As U.S. health care moves from paper to an electronic world, a new national debate over privacy of individually identifiable health information (IIHI) has emerged. The patient-doctor relationship is dependent on trust—and this extends to the personal information shared as part of that relationship. Patients need to feel confident that they can… (More)
CONTEXT The recent explosion in available electronic health record (EHR) data is motivating a rapid expansion of electronic health care predictive analytic (e-HPA) applications, defined as the use of electronic algorithms that forecast clinical events in real time with the intent to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. There is an urgent need for a… (More)
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