A cost-benefit analysis of electronic medical records in primary care.

  title={A cost-benefit analysis of electronic medical records in primary care.},
  author={Samuel J. Wang and Blackford Middleton and Lisa A. Prosser and Christiana G Bardon and Cynthia D. Spurr and Patricia J Carchidi and Anne F. Kittler and Robert C Goldszer and David G. Fairchild and Andrew J. Sussman and Gilad J. Kuperman and David W. Bates},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={114 5},
Electronic medical record systems improve the quality of patient care and decrease medical errors, but their financial effects have not been as well documented. The purpose of this study was to estimate the net financial benefit or cost of implementing electronic medical record systems in primary care. We performed a cost-benefit study to analyze the financial effects of electronic medical record systems in ambulatory primary care settings from the perspective of the health care organization… CONTINUE READING
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