Physicians less confident than nursing staff in organization's ability to navigate MU

How prepared are healthcare organizations to implement and navigate meaningful use criteria? It depends on who you ask.

A study in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making found physicians were less likely than nurses to report confidence in their organization's ability to solve meaningful use implementation problems, at 28.4 percent and 47.1 percent, respectively.

Additionally, physicians were less likely to report a willingness to change work practices to meet meaningful use requirements than nurses, at 57.9 percent and 83.3 percent, respectively.

"Leaders of health care organizations should pay close attention to the perceptions that providers and clinical staff have about meaningful use appropriateness and management support for meaningful use, as well as willingness to change for meaningful use, as these perceptions might be directly related to subsequent meaningful use implementation," researchers concluded.

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