Prioritizing Pediatric Investment for IT in Smaller Practices

  • Mark M. Simonian
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


Small practices are the least likely to adopt electronic health records.1–4 Practical business decisions determine the choices that office-based physicians make in prioritizing information technologies purchases. Beyond basic clinical and clerical tools (stethoscope, typewriter, telephone, or fax), practices need to consider customer and market expectations, business efficiency, and regulatory issues to choose IT applications that impact on the quality of practice services and the bottom line.


Electronic Health Record Clinical Decision Support Continuous Professional Development Electronic Health Record System Software License 


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  • Mark M. Simonian
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  1. 1.General solo pediatricianClovis

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