Study: Most Physicians Lose Money After Adopting EHRs
The average physician lost $43,743 in the first five years after implementing an electronic health record system, according to a study published Monday in the journal Health Affairs. According to the study, only 27% of physicians had a positive return on investment during that time period, but that figure increased to 41% if doctors received $44,000 in incentive payments for the meaningful use of an EHR system.
- "Doctors To Lose Money on Electronic Records, Survey Finds" (Nussbaum, Bloomberg, 3/4).
- "EHRs Lose Money for Most Physicians, Study Says" (Lowes, Medscape, 3/4).
- "If Practices Don't Change, EHRs Lose Money" (Pittman, MedPage Today, 3/4).