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dc.contributor.advisorWarner, David C.en
dc.creatorPalmer, Stephen Charlesen
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-12T17:23:03Zen
dc.date.available2015-10-12T17:23:03Zen
dc.date.issued2015-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2015en
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T24C7Ren
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/31661en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study is to assess the preliminary impact of federal programs established to promote the adoption of EHRs on the patterns, rates, and levels of EHR adoption. Statewide surveys of physicians and hospitals in Texas fielded between 2010 and 2012 are supplemented with other data, and then analyzed with logistic regression modeling, technology diffusion models, and regression discontinuity designs, supplemented with key informant interviews. The models did not consistently yield large or significant effect estimates. The logit models did not show any significant changes in the patterns of EHR adoption. The technology diffusion models showed a small, significant effect on adoption rates. The regression discontinuity (RD) design models showed a moderate, insignificant effect of the programs on adoption levels. Overall, the data and methods used in this study do not support the claim that the federal EHR promotion programs had a significant effect.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectElectronic health recordsen
dc.titleWhat has been the preliminary impact of federal programs to promote the adoption of electronic health records?en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.date.updated2015-10-12T17:23:03Zen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHeinrich, Carolynen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberOsborne, Cynthiaen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSage, Williamen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRichardson, Samen
dc.description.departmentPublic Policyen
thesis.degree.departmentPublic Policyen
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic Policyen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
dc.creator.orcid0000-0003-2949-5396en


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