EHR Spending Continues, But Jury Still Out on ROI

As healthcare leaders continue to pour money into electronic health record systems, many (but not all) find that their return on investment remains elusive.

2 comments on "EHR Spending Continues, But Jury Still Out on ROI"
D.P. Smith, MD (3/17/2014 at 10:10 PM)

It appears to me that our smart medical leaders have been hoodwinked by the IT industry into adopting EHR's without outcome studies to prove their effectiveness(in saving money and improving health care outcomes). A great example of government/industry collusion in order to extract more tax dollars for the IT industry and govt. bureaucrats. DP Smith, MD
Ann Monroe (3/15/2014 at 10:59 AM)

2 thoughts: I wonder what the ROI calculation was when telephones were first installed in healthcare organizations... Also, the true benefit and ROI on coordinated care will only happen when the primary care offices are fully linked in. The Iora example shows the true potential, but as long as this movement is hospital centric, it will fall short of cost and quality benefit to patients, payers and providers alike.


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