Newly published research article Sustaining "Meaningful Use" of Health Information Technology in Low-Resource Practices, in the Annals of Family Medicine. Altarum Institute and M-CEITA staff contributed to the research and composition of the article.
The implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) has been extensively studied, but their maintenance once implemented has not. The Regional Extension Center (REC) program provides implementation assistance to priority practices—those with limited financial, technical, and organizational resources—but the assistance is time limited. Our objective was to identify potential barriers to maintenance of meaningful use of EHRs in priority primary care practices using a qualitative observational study for federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and priority practices in Michigan.