This paper presents some of the results of attempting to measure the attitudes and behaviors of clinical staff of a medium size community hospital toward acceptance of the EMR technology and determine if implied benefits were achieved. The research indicates that the clinical workers’ perception of improved patient care is affected by their perceptions of the ease of use and perceived usefulness of the EMR. Although the clinicians have adopted this EMR into their daily practice, they have not adopted alternative information technology that implements this EMR. We will report a preliminary analysis of this phenomenon as well.
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