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Table 2 Summaries of meaningful use readiness dimensions by respondents’ roles and practice setting type

From: Stage 1 of the meaningful use incentive program for electronic health records: a study of readiness for change in ambulatory practice settings in one integrated delivery system

Dimensions Practice setting type Role
  Primary n (%) Specialty n (%) P-value* Doctor n (%) Nurse n (%) Advanced practice provider n (%) P-value*
Individual Readiness        
Able to demonstrate    0.767     0.312
MU      
 Very confident 34 (36.6) 63 (35.2) 62 (32.5) 21 (45.7) 14 (40.0)
 Less confident 59 (63.4) 116 (64.8) 129 (67.5) 25 (54.4) 21 (60.0)
 Missing 47 81 89 19 20
Willing to change work practices for MU    0.932     <0.001
 Very willing 82 (64.1) 155 (65.4) 151 (57.9) 45 (83.3) 41 (82.0)
 Less willing 46 (35.9) 82 (34.6) 110 (42.2) 9 (16.7) 9 (18.0)
 Missing 12 23 19 11 5
Perceived departmental predictors        
Department will support MU demonstration    0.404     0.113
 Strongly agrees 80 (64.0) 127 (55.2) 141 (55.5) 34 (61.8) 32 (69.6)
 Does not strongly agree 45 (36.0) 103 (44.8) 113 (44.5) 21 (38.2) 14 (30.4)
 Missing 15 30 26 10 9
Department will solve problems to minimize productivity declines during MU implementation    0.393     0.023
 Very confident 48 (38.4) 67 (30.0) 71 (28.4) 24 (47.1) 20 (42.6)
 Less confident 77 (61.6) 156 (70.0) 179 (71.6) 27 (52.9) 27 (57.5)
 Missing 15 37 30 14 8
MU fits department's goals for patient care    0.786     0.375
 Strongly agrees 62 (49.6) 83 (37.9) 100 (40.5) 24 (45.3) 21 (47.7)
 Does not strongly agree 63 (50.4) 136 (62.1) 147 (59.5) 29 (54.7) 23 (52.3)
 Missing 15 41 33 12 11
MU diverts attention from other patient care activities    0.019     0.404
 Strongly agrees 5 (4.4) 26 (12.6) 26 (10.8) 3 (7.5) 2 (5.0)
 Does not strongly agree 110(95.7) 180 (87.4) 215 (89.2) 37 (92.5) 38 (95.0)
 Missing 25 54 39 25 15
  1. *P-values for comparing across groups from generalized estimating equation model controlling for clustering by division.