Study: EHR implementation could cost about $46,000 per doctor

03/14/2011 | Modern Healthcare (free registration)

A study in Health Affairs states that implementing electronic health records in primary care practices with five physicians would cost each doctor an average of $46,659 for the first year. The study can be viewed as a "best-case scenario," in which participating practices received adequate corporate assistance in adopting EHRs and avoided many potential implementation barriers, the Texas-based authors noted.

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