Do EHR investments lead to lower staffing levels?

Jeff Helton, Jim Langabeer, Jami DelliFraine, Chieh-Wen Hsu

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A study used FTE employees per adjusted occupied bed (FTE/AOB) as a measure to ascertain the effect of EHR investments on labor productivity. The study focused on three primary questions: Do FTE/AOB decline as the number of EHR applications used in a hospital increases? Is impact on FTE/AOB greater with some EHR applications than with others? Do FTE/AOB decline overtime, as the hospital continues to use the EHR application?

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-60
Number of pages7
JournalHealthcare financial management : journal of the Healthcare Financial Management Association
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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