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EHR Spending Continues, But Jury Still Out on ROI
Health Leaders Media

Of all the capital investments made by healthcare leaders, none appears more unproved than the move from paper to electronic health records. In the past decade, billions in public and private money, boosted by nearly $20 billion in federal incentives over the past three years, have been poured into EHRs. What has that money bought?

On Capitol Hill last summer, with healthcare’s cost curve just barely starting to bend, patience was in short supply. Concerns about lack of interoperability among purchased EHRs mounted.