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Brutal Facts—$ HIT Initial & Ongoing Costs is Adoption Barrier for Hospitals
Screen shot of a bar graph displaying: Hospitals continued to report cost as greatest barrier to IT adoption
Percent of hospitals indicating barrier is a "significant barrier" or "somewhat of a barrier"
||Somewhat of a barrier
|Interoperability with current systems
|Acceptance by clinical staff
|Availability of well-trained IT staff
|Inability of technology to meet needs
Source: American Hospital Association. (2007). Continued progress: Hospital use of information technology. Washington, DC: Author, p. 15.
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