Hospitals Face Financial Challenges With EHR Adoption
Some hospitals face financial challenges when adopting electronic health records. For example, Brigham and Women's Hospital's implementation of an Epic EHR system ran about $27 million over budget, according to hospital spokesperson Erin McDonough. The hospital had budgeted $47 million for the switch in the last fiscal year, McDonough said.
- "Hospitals Face Budget Woes With Switch to Electronic Records" (Bailey, STAT News, 12/7).