Measuring the Perception of Readiness with an EHR Training:A Look into Primary Care

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Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA)

Committee Chair

Joann Jordan

Committee Member

Karen Lankisch

Committee Member

Alyncia Bowen


This study applied quantitative methods in surveying primary care physicians to identify when EHR training was introduced during medical education and measure the ease of use once beginning clinical practice. The physicians were graduates from allopathic and Osteopathic medical programs. Survey questions included 5 demographic questions and twelve designed with TAM. Eighty-three primary care physicians participated in this study by completing a survey sent out in the Ohio State Medical Association’s newsletter and through Centiment. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze survey results. Excel and Statistical Analysis Software was used for analysis. Analysis was done using chi-square analysis to determine the year of graduation and the number of EHR courses in school. Measurement of perception from TAM included weighing each question out of eighty-two. Most of the osteopathic participants scored 70 or higher out of 84 in their responses indicating a moderately high level of readiness. In contrast, 37 allopathic physicians score 70 or higher which is slightly higher than half of the allopathic participants would have a strong level of readiness with EHRs. Results from this study showed no correlation between an increased amount of EHR courses taken in medical school and years of graduation.