The total cost of EHR ownership.

  title={The total cost of EHR ownership.},
  author={Steven R. Eastaugh},
  journal={Healthcare financial management : journal of the Healthcare Financial Management Association},
  volume={67 2},
Consider total cost of ownership, not just initial cost of acquisition and annual maintenance, when reviewing electronic health record (EHR) system bids. Support costs--a key part of total cost of ownership--include FTEs dedicated to the system. The long-term costs of an EHR system can vary dramatically (up to 200 percent) depending on which system is selected.