TABLE 3

Relationship Between Compensation Factors and HIT Adoption Among CHPs

Compensation FactorsAdjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI)
EHR UsePDA Use
Patient surveys and experience (model 1)
    Not a factor1.001.00
    Minor factor0.97 (0.64–1.45)1.26 (0.92–1.74)
    Major factor1.01 (0.51–2.00)1.08 (0.63–1.86)
Measures of clinical care (model 2)
    Not a factor1.001.00
    Minor factor0.97 (0.65–1.47)1.57 (1.14–2.17)
    Major factor1.12 (0.65–1.93)1.03 (0.66–1.61)
Use of clinical information technology (model 3)
    Not a factor1.001.00
    Minor factor1.63 (1.07–2.50)0.97 (0.69–1.36)
    Major factor3.49 (1.79–6.78)1.15 (0.69–2.15)
Quality bonus or incentive payments (model 4)
    Not a factor1.001.00
    Minor factor0.94 (0.60–1.47)1.08 (0.76–1.53)
    Major factor1.06 (0.48–2.33)1.21 (0.65–2.25)
Productivity or billing (model 5)
    Not a factor1.001.00
    Minor factor1.31 (0.74–2.32)1.16 (0.74–1.83)
    Major factor1.43 (0.91–2.24)1.14 (0.80–1.61)
  • Survey respondents were asked to indicate the extent to which each compensation factor was used in determining their own compensation or income. Each model controlled for the level of HIT sophistication, practice size, provider type, practice setting, and Medicaid volume.