Incentives and penalties have driven EMR decision-making.
- 62% of physicians who adopted an EHR between 2010 and 2013 reported that financial incentives or penalties had a major influence in their decision to adopt EHRs.
- Prior to 2009, only 23% of physicians were influenced by incentives or penalties.
- 51% of physicians not using an EHR said availability of incentive payments or financial penalties would be most important influence.
- the decision to adopt an EHR for more than half of physicians not using an EHR.