EHRs Costly for Most Physicians

Most practices, especially smaller ones, do not appear to achieve positive returns on investment when adopting electronic health records (EHRs) with current meaningful use incentives alone. American researchers who surveyed community practices found that the average physician would lose $43,743 over 5 years. Only 27% would achieve a positive ROI under current meaningful use incentives for EHRs.

Abstract: Health Affairs, March 2013.

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