How Much Do EMRs Cost?

Wal-Mart has announced plans to offer a physician practice EMR package system through its Sam's Club at a cost of $25,000 the first unit and $10,000 for each addition in a physician practice.  The package deal includes hardware, software, installation training and maintenance. 

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  1. Ken says:

    This looks like a much lower number than the cost estimates for the government subsidized systems.

    One more reason to let the market solve this problem.

  2. Tom H. says:

    Ken, with government you double or triple the cost.

  3. Devon Herrick says:

    This came to us from

    “Wal-Mart has agreed to sell eClinicalWorks EHR software in Sam’s Club, an arrangement that strikes us as well-intentioned, but odd. We think eCW will benefit from this marketing coup, but we don’t see the relationship lasting over the long term.”

    “EHR software doesn’t present the same economies of scale that Wal-Mart relies on to deliver ‘everyday low prices.’ Furthermore, a $25,000 EHR is a complex sale; physicians will not likely buy the system if there isn’t a qualified representative available to answer their questions.”

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