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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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A Quick Review of the Literature

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  • $339,662 total annual savings in practice of 28 MDs using EHRs- Grieger, Cohen, Krusch, 2007
  • Estimated net benefit of using EMR over 5 year period: $86,400 per physician- Wang, Middleton, Prosser, et. al., 2003
  • Nationwide savings of $21.3 billion within 5 years of 90% adoption- Hillestad, Bigelow, Bower et. al. 2005
  • Use of EMRs can result in poorer quality (and possibly higher overall costs as a result)- Linder et. al. 2007

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