This study reports perceptions of Electronic Health Record
(EHR) adoption among key constituents in Mississippi to inform
health care professionals and administrators about factors that
influence the adoption and integration of EHRs into practice.
The results from a survey conducted at two statewide health
conferences in Mississippi indicated a high degree of optimism
in regards to successful EHR adoption, but less for specific
practices and in rural areas. These results are relevant to
healthcare decision and policy makers to determine needed
professional preparation and programming, if any, for current
and future healthcare professionals; and to identify workforce
development challenges lending insight into the technology
skills needed to adopt and utilize EHRs at a meaningful level.
Further, the assessment identified potential factors that may be
associated with the current level of adoption of utilization of