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Spring 2006 Volume I Issue I

1. Flashbacks of Moot Court and The Ivory-billed Woodpecker 

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2.Theoretical Determinants of Catholic Annulment Rates in the United StatesWill Carrington Heath, Melissa S. Waters, Rand W. Ressler

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3. EMR Implementation: A case of Medium and Small Physician Practices Vijaya Subrahmanyam, Ph.D, Steve J. Simon, Ph.D and Verughese Jacob, Ph.D

Abstract

Given that there is increasing pressure to use information technology in physician practice, small and medium practices are not adopting them at a rapid pace. This research looks into a medium and a small practice to examine financial and non-financial considerations that may impact the decision to implement electronic medical records in small and medium practices. The financial considerations show that while it is definitely beneficial to implement such a system in a medium sized practice, the financial benefit may be marginal for small practice. Factoring in non-financial factors, the decision may not always be appealing to small physician practices.

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