EHR adoption costs continue to hold physicians back

Marla Durben Hirsch | Fierce EMR | August 24, 2011

Current users and potential purchasers of electronic health record (EHR) software recognize the value of using EHRs, but the high cost is causing nearly one-third of physicians to hesitate from taking the plunge, according to a recently released survey by Sage Healthcare Division.

The survey, published August 10, found that while 77 percent of all respondents saw the ease of use and speediness of an EHR, 32 percent of medical practices who are in the market for the technology remain stymied by the capital investment...