EMR ROI

Posted on November 18, 2009 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

HIMSS has been collecting stories of EMR success. One of my readers asked for more of these stories as well. So, I figured I’d highlight one that I found that was an interesting look at the ROI he received from implementing an EMR. Here’s an excerpt of the ROI they Glynn Medical Associates out of Georgia saw:

The first three months of going paperless were stressful. However, returns have proven the transition well worth it, with the practice saving approximately/conservatively $200,000/year. Also, one physician in the practice is seeing 33 percent more patients daily with use of the EMR system helping to increase patient satisfaction.

Glynn described that the above benefits came from:

  • Transcription Cost Savings
  • Reduced Medical Records personnel (through natural attrition)
  • Reduced Billing personnel (through natural attrition)
  • Rent Savings (moved into smaller office space)

Stories like this reinforce my belief that there’s a great case to be made for EMR software regardless of EMR stimulus money. Along with the above benefits, check out this list of potential EMR benefits.