Electronic Medical Records and Physician Productivity: Evidence from Panel Data Analysis

Physician productivity is an important driver of key healthcare outcomes, such as quality of care, treatment costs and patient satisfaction, because physicians influence a vast majority of treatment decisions, and are central to the care delivery process. Thus, it is critical for researchers to understand how transformation technologies, such as electronic medical records (EMRs) impact physician productivity.

In this paper, Professor Hemant Bhargava and co-author Abhay Mishra, an assistant professor of health administration at Georgia State University, examine the productivity impacts of EMR implementation on physicians.