Despite the heterogeneity in the analytic methods used, all cost-benefit analyses predicted substantial savings from EHR (and health care information exchange and interoperability) implementation: The quantifiable benefits are projected to outweigh the investment costs. However, the predicted time needed to break even varied from three to as many as 13 years.
Many of the studies concerned HIT systems developed and evaluated by academic and institutional leaders in HIT.
- Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis, IN
- Partners/Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA
- Intermountain Health in Salt Lake City, UT
- Kaiser Permanente health care system
- Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care
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