This paper explores the many hurdles to the adoption of Electronic Medical Records by healthcare providers. In order to extend EMR into the majority of healthcare facilities, these barriers to adoption must be identified and mitigated. Some of these hurdles to adoption are already known, what are less discussed are the causes of failed attempts to adopt EMR. Relevant literature was reviewed in the attempt to identify reservations as well as the causes of failed implementations. These perceptions and experiences can provide insight into ways in which to expedite the comprehensive adoption of EMR in the healthcare arena. This paper lays the groundwork for further statistical meta-analysis of facility adoption data.



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