Manjula Cherukuri

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RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To describe primary care providers' (PCP) attitudes about the impact of a mature, commercial electronic health records (EHR) on clinical practice in settings with experience using the system and to evaluate whether a provider's propensity to adopt new technologies is associated with more favourable perceptions. METHOD We(More)
BACKGROUND Despite considerable financial incentives for adoption, there is little evidence available about providers' use and satisfaction with key functions of electronic health records (EHRs) that meet "meaningful use" criteria. METHODS We surveyed primary care providers (PCPs) in 11 general internal medicine and family medicine practices affiliated(More)
The incidence of hip fracture is expected to increase as the population ages. One in five persons dies in the first year after sustaining a hip fracture, and those who survive past one year may have significant functional limitation. Although surgery is the main treatment for hip fracture, family physicians play a key role as patients' medical consultants.(More)
Five points for the primary care physician: 1. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in both men and women in the United States. 2. Guidelines recommend initiating CRC screening in average-risk patients at age 50 years, but in African Americans at age 45 years. 3. It is preferred that an informed decision is made by the(More)
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