AMA EMR costs

Make sure you understand both the implementation costs (one time set-up) as well as the ongoing (licensing and maintenance) costs for the products you are considering.

Set Up Costs

There are many costs to implementing an EMR system, some of which may be unexpected costs like staff overtime, reduced revenue during initial implementation period or vendor travel costs. Studies suggest that initial costs average $30,000 per physician. Set up costs typically include the following:

Ongoing Costs

After initial costs of purchase and implementation, costs typically stabilize. Ongoing costs can range from $3,000-$15,000 per physician per year. Ongoing costs include: