Study: Advanced EHR Use Linked to 10% Reduction in Care Costs

Hospitals using advanced electronic health records may see reductions in care costs of up to 10 percent, according to a study in the American Journal of Managed Care.

Researchers studied data of more than 5 million patients at least 18 years old who were treated at 550 hospitals. They found patients treated in hospitals with advanced EHRs cost 9.66 percent, or $731, less to treat than patients admitted to hospitals without advanced EHRs.

Researchers suggest hospitals using advanced EHRs have a lower cost-per-patient.

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