Study of Calif. Hospitals Finds EHRs Linked to Higher Costs
A study of 326 California hospitals over 10 years found that hospital electronic health records systems often are associated with higher costs and higher nurse staffing levels. However, hospitals with more advanced EHR implementations experienced better results, leading Arizona State University researchers to conclude that hospitals' cost savings could improve over time.
- "A Perilous Path to Paperless" (Alltucker, Arizona Republic, 5/2).
- "Researchers Suggest EHRs Linked to Higher Costs" (Conn, Modern Healthcare, 4/30).
- "Electronic Medical Records Involve Some Negatives" (ASU release, 5/1).