Catherine M. DesRoches

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BACKGROUND Electronic health records have the potential to improve the delivery of health care services. However, in the United States, physicians have been slow to adopt such systems. This study assessed physicians' adoption of outpatient electronic health records, their satisfaction with such systems, the perceived effect of the systems on the quality of(More)
As the United States expends extraordinary efforts towards the digitization of its healthcare system, and as policy makers across the globe look to information technology as a means of making healthcare systems safer, more affordable, and more accessible, a rare and remarkable opportunity has emerged for the information systems research community to(More)
OBJECTIVE Physician practices may adopt and use electronic prescribing (eRx) in response to mandates, incentives, and perceived value of the technology. Yet, for the most part, diffusion has been limited and geographically confined, and even when adopted, use of eRx in many practices has been low. One explanation for this phenomenon is that decision-makers(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine variation in the adoption of electronic health record (EHR) functionalities and their use patterns, barriers to adoption, and perceived benefits by physician practice size. DESIGN Mailed survey of a nationally representative random sample of practicing physicians identified from the Physician Masterfile of the American Medical(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether professional activities, professional productivity, and salaries of life sciences faculty differ by gender. The authors undertook this study because previous studies found differences in the academic experiences of women and men. METHOD In 2007, the authors conducted a mailed survey of 3,080 life sciences faculty at the 50(More)
BACKGROUND Due to long waits for primary care appointments and extended emergency department wait times, newer sites for episodic primary care services, such as urgent care centers, have developed. However, little is known about these centers. The purpose of this study is to provide information about the organization and functioning of urgent care centers(More)
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