EHRs costly if practices do not adjust, study finds

03/5/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Physician practices lose money when they adopt EHRs but do not change the way they work to take advantage of the systems, a study in Health Affairs found. "Practices with a positive return on investment realized savings by eliminating paper medical records, as well as dictation and billing services and positions of, or hours worked by, staff members who were performing services no longer required after EHR adoption," the researchers said. Larger practices were more likely to realize gains.

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