The value of electronic health records in solo or small group practices.

  title={The value of electronic health records in solo or small group practices.},
  author={Robert H. Miller and Christopher E. West and Tiffany N. Martin Brown and Ida Sim and Chris Ganchoff},
  journal={Health affairs},
  volume={24 5},
We conducted case studies of fourteen solo or small-group primary care practices using electronic health record (EHR) software from two vendors. Initial EHR costs averaged $44,000 per full-time-equivalent (FTE) provider, and ongoing costs averaged $8,500 per provider per year. The average practice paid for its EHR costs in 2.5 years and profited handsomely after that; however, some practices could not cover costs quickly, most providers spent more time at work initially, and some practices… CONTINUE READING

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