Do Years of Experience with EHRs Matter?

Study Overview As CHCs increasingly become the “go to” source of primary care for underserved populations, they are also rapidly adopting electronic health records (EHRs). Anecdotal evidence and perceptions suggest that EHRs may negatively impact productivity—a concern at a time when CHCs are expanding their patient capacity. This study investigates whether EHRs negatively impact overall productivity and, if so, whether the impact of technology differs by the type of provider. Published Article: Frogner B, Wu X, Ku L, Pittman P, Masselink L. 2017. Do Years of Experience With Electronic Health Records Matter for Productivity in Community Health Centers? Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 40(1): 36–47. You May Also Be Interested In: • CHCs Use Diverse Staffing and Can Provide Lessons for Other Medical Practices • CEO Perspectives on Factors Determining Medical Staff Configurations in CHCs • Does Liberalizing State Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice Laws Affect Staffing and Productivity in Community Health Centers? • Longitudinal Analysis of Electronic Health Records Adoption on Staffing Mix in Community Health Centers • Optimal Staffing in Community Health Centers to Improve Quality of Care • Perceptions of Electronic Health Records Effects on Staffing, Workflow, & Productivity in Community Health Centers • The Changing Community Health Center Workforce: 2007-2013 • The Effects of the Implementation of Patient-Centered Medical Homes on Staffing and Productivity in Community Health Centers • The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Community Health Center Staffing

For questions regarding this study, please contact: Bianca Frogner, PhD The University of Washington Associate Professor, Family Medicine Director, UW Center for Health Workforce Studies Phone: (206) 616-9657 E-mail:

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