How much health systems are paying for EHR installs

Here is how much two health systems are expected to pay for the cost of purchasing, installing and upgrading a new or current electronic health record system:

Editors note: This article was updated June 13 and will continue to be updated with the latest news. 

June 13:

  • St. Peter's Health, based in Helena, Mont., spent $25 million to switch to an Epic EHR system.

  • McLeansboro, Ill.-based Hamilton Memorial Hospital received a $895,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help fund its Epic EHR system.

May 12:

April 3:

  • Morris (Ill.) Hospital & Healthcare Centers spent $12 million for its Meditech EHR system.

  • St. Louis-based Mercy is spending $6.5 million to install Epic at its recently acquired Perryville, Mo.-based Perry County Memorial Hospital.

  • Legacy Community Health, a Houston-based network of 41 clinics, received $1 million in federal funds to upgrade its Epic EHR system.

Jan. 24:

  • Boston-based Tufts Medicine reported EHR installation costs of around $70 million last year. The health system uses Epic EHR, which it transitioned to Amazon Web Services last year.

  • Yakima (Wash.) Valley Memorial Hospital said it will spend more than $100 million to install a new electronic health records system. The EHR vendor was not named.

  • Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth first announced plans to transition to an Epic EHR system in February 2020 and said a year later the project was expected to cost around $660 million. CEO Terry Shaw reported the Epic implementation expenses for 2022 through November were $355 million.

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