Abstract for: Coordinating quality care: A policy model to simulate adoption of electronic health records

This article reports on a theoretical simulation model to investigate effects from policy interventions in the adoption of electronic health records among hospitals, physicians, and patients. The project draws on established system dynamics diffusion theories and provides a conceptual framework to develop and test interventions to promote adoption of electronic medical records. Using data from the Greater Capital Region, Northern New York State, the findings from the simulation experiments suggests that there is no single right intervention but a combination of measures to promote the use of electronic health records not only on the provider side but also among patients.