Letter to the editor: EHRs lose money, harm productivity

April 25, 2014

A reader writes that he has seen no financial benefit from adopting electronic health records in his practice.

I just read the Medical Economics article on assessing the payoff from meaningful use of EHRs. (“Meaningful Use: Assessing the payoff,” January 25, 2014.) Just for your information-as a person that’s doing it, the payoff is nil and the debt is $10,000-plus, even with a stage 1 reimbursement check. Every day thereafter, you lose money through decreased productivity and electronic technical issues.

Craig M. Wax, DO

 Mullica Hill, New Jersey