Doctors Complain That IT Costs Too Much

No wonder a lot of doctors aren’t too thrilled about installing and managing health care IT tools, including the much touted electronic health record: It costs too much. This, according to a survey by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), that shows that medical groups must spend more than $32,500 annually per full-time physician to integrate and operate IT tools. As Medical Economics reports, “MGMA’s survey found that costs for IT grew by 40 percent between 2009 and 2015, with the biggest jumps in 2010 and 2011, and they can be expected to continue rising at substantial rates….”

Source: Medical Economics