Mark A. Thompson

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The adoption and implementation of electronic health record (EHR) systems have been widely promoted as a means for improving health care delivery and controlling costs in U.S. hospitals. To date, the results of efforts to adopt such systems have been mixed and often unsuccessful. This paper uses frontier analysis to measure hos-pitals' Total Factor(More)
BACKGROUND Screening for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a commonly performed procedure for school children during the high risk years. The PRECEDE-PROCEDE (PP) model is a health promotion planning model that has not been utilized for the clinical diagnosis of AIS. The purpose of this research is to study AIS in the school age population using the(More)
(2013) Implementing electronic lab order entry management in hospitals: Incremental strategies lead to better productivity outcomes. Abstract: This paper evaluates the impact of varying implementation of electronic lab order entry management (eLAB) system strategies on hospitals' productivity in the short run. Using the American Hospital Association's(More)
U.S. hospitals are under continual pressure both to increase productivity and to improve quality through the use of Health Information Technology. This paper analyzes 3,187 US hospitals, using data reported to the American Hospital Association, to assess changes in productivity over a five-year period (2002-2006). The Malmquist Indices derived indicate that(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Due to healthcare costs rising faster than overall cost of living, decision makers (i.e., households, businesses, and governments) must cut back on healthcare utilization or spending elsewhere to be fiscally responsible. Accurate forecasts of future medical costs are critical for efficient planning, budgeting and operating decisions at(More)
OBJECTIVE It has been theorized that low back pain contributes to the development of negative cognition (negative thinking) which may predispose a person towards chronicity. The objective of this paper is to examine the role of negative cognition in non-depressed participants who have previously experienced low back pain. METHODS Ten students enrolled in(More)