Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) Workforce Study: Final Report. Table III. Assumptions


  1. NHIN creation requires three identifiable infrastructure development activities:< >Implementation of EHRs in provider offices

    Implementation of EHRs in institutions (e.g., hospitals)

    Implementation of the infrastructure to make complete records available for each patient (HII)

    Within each activity, there are subsets that depend on the size and type of the organization (e.g., small provider offices vs. large group practices); these subsets influence the workforce needs

  2. Within each activity and organization size or type, the specific architecture for implementation (e.g., independent system vs. ASP model) will impact the workforce needs
  3. By estimating the workforce needs for each specific activity and architecture, a model can be created to estimate workforce for any specified mix of activities and architectures

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