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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Factors affecting adoption

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  • Financial: systems are expensive
    • $50,000 up front per MD in ambulatory care
    • $2-20 Million for hospitals
  • Disruption
    • Often creates significant downtime
    • Changes the way doctors and nurses practice
  • Lack of perceived value
    • Savings accrue to others
  • Lack of standards
  • Privacy concerns

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