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Background: The United States is aiming to achieve nationwide adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) but lacks robust empirical evidence to anticipate the effect on health care costs. Objective: To assess short-term cost savings from community-wide adoption of ambulatory EHRs.


Julia Adler-Milstein, Claudia Salzberg, Calvin Franz, John Orav, Joseph P. Newhouse, and David W. Bates. "Effect of Electronic Health Records on Health Care Costs: Longitudinal Comparative Evidence From Community Practices." Annals of Internal Medicine 159.2 (July 2013): 97-104.