Use of Health Information Technology in Support of Patient-Centered Medical Homes Is Low Among Non-Metropolitan Family Medicine Practices


By creating a medical home program within Medicare, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 gave momentum to growing interest in the concept of a patient-centered medical home (PCMH). Are physician practices, especially non-metropolitan primary care practices, ready to become PCMHs? We use a nationwide survey of physician practices to partially answer this question, focusing on the use of health information technology.

RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Keith Mueller, Fred Ullrich, A. Clinton MacKinney