This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.
Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information.
$ HIT Initial & Ongoing Costs is Barrier for Rural Hospitals
Perceptions Regarding Significant Barriers to Health IT
Percent Saying Item was a Significant Barrier:
Lack of $ for Initial Investment: 50.6
Lack of $ for Ongoing Support: 40.4
Hard to Compute ROI: 17.8
Lack of Data Standards: 16.1
Lack of Well-Trained IT Staff: 15.4
Interoperability w/Legacy Systems: 15.0
Hard to Find Product Meeting Needs: 11.7
End User Support Lacking: 11.6
Clinical Leadership Support Lacking: 9.1
IT Strategic Plan Lacking: 8.7
Hard to Select Vendors: 8.2
Loss of Productivity Initially: 7.5
Legal/Regulatory Issues: 6.4
Security/Privacy Issues: 6.2
Board Support Lacking: 4.6
Connectivity Inadequate: 4.3
Hard to Assess Needs: 2.9
Source: Schoenman, J.A. (2007). Small, stand-alone, and struggling: The adoption of health information technology by rural hospitals. (Working Paper #2007-02). Bethesda, MD: Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, p. 20.
Previous Slide Contents Next Slide