Providers spend $30k more a year on EHRs than expected

There's no doubt implementing an EHR is a costly investment, requiring significant capital, time and energy to get new software up and running. However, implementation projects tend to run over budget, and a new report from Capterra finds out just how much.

Capterra asked approximately 400 EHR users in the United States to share their insights and experience using EHRs.

The survey found providers spend an average of $117,672 per year on EHR software, which is $31,710 more (37 percent higher) than what they expected to spend.

Additionally, the survey found most respondents spent six months or less shopping for an EHR. The main reason respondents switched EHRs was because they wanted features that their current system did not have.

Just 7 percent of respondents said they were dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their EHR, while 70 percent were either satisfied or very satisfied.

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