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Table 3 Associations between hypothesized predictors of readiness and participants’ reported willingness and ability to demonstrate meaningful use*

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

Perceived predictor Willingness to change work practices for meaningful use Ability to demonstrate meaningful use
OR 95% CI P-value OR 95% CI P-value
Department will support MU demonstration 3.99 (2.13, 7.48) <0.001 1.23 (0.63, 2.37) 0.545
Department will solve problems to minimize productivity declines during MU implementation 2.26 (1.26, 4.06) 0.006 0.72 (0.34, 1.51) 0.384
MU fits department's goals for patient care 1.98 (1.27, 3.07) 0.002 0.60 (0.32, 1.14) 0.118
MU diverts attention from other patient care activities 0.41 (0.19, 0.88) 0.023 1.06 (0.41, 2.74) 0.909
  1. OR = odds ratio; CI = confidence interval.
  2. *Each model includes all predictors and controls for respondent’s role and clustering by division.