Four Years Later: The Impact Of The HITECH Act On EHR Implementations

David Fried | The Profitable Practice | May 21, 2013

Since 2009, Software Advice has gathered data on tens of thousands of practices looking to purchase medical software. We’ve tapped into that data to determine:

  • What percentage of today’s electronic health record (EHR) buyers are replacing paper charts vs. replacing existing software; and,
  • The primary reasons these practices are looking to buy a new EHR in 2013.

To achieve an effective comparison, we gathered data from two separate time periods within three years: Q1 2010, immediately after the HITECH Act was first signed into law, and Q1 2013. A detailed description of our methodology is provided later in the report.