Making the business case for EHR implementation
Abstract: Most of the literature that promotes the installation of an electronic health records (EHR) system emphasizes the clinical benefits it will produce. Yet there appear to be plenty of valid business reasons for investing in such a system. This article looks at studies that offer varying types of EHR-related data, such as how EHR systems are being used, the experiences that physicians are having with them, and the costs involved. A sidebar lists many nonclinical benefits of EHR.