Regarding the article Two studies assess cost of doc-office paperwork:
I read the paragraphs concerning the estimates on the costs of doctors offices processing paperwork.
As someone with over 20 years experience in just that statement of work, the estimates quoted seem high, however, these quotes may just be information to support the concept of having electronic health records as a saving grace.
Currently, both my wife and I work in the medical environmentand on many occasions we share frustration with our computer systems. And really, the conclusion that we both agree on is that until theymeaning either the hardware vendor or software vendorimprove current reliability, adding a mandatory conversion to EHRs will not only not solve any current expense issue but also will add to the overall cost of providers.