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Influence of pay-for-performance programs on information technology use among child health providers: the devil is in the details.

Authors
  • Menachemi, Nir1
  • Struchen-Shellhorn, Wendy
  • Brooks, Robert G
  • Simpson, Lisa
  • 1 Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
PEDIATRICS
Publisher
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication Date
January 2009
Volume
123 Suppl 2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2008-1755H
PMID: 19088236
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Pay-for-performance programs that do not directly emphasize health information technology use do not influence the adoption of electronic health records among Florida physicians treating children. Understanding how different pay-for-performance compensation methods incentivize health information technology adoption is important for improving quality.

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