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Health Care IT: The Real (and Hidden) Costs of Ownership

Published By: athenahealth
Published:  Jun 08, 2015
Length:  12 pages

The U.S. health care system is undergoing significant upheaval as policy makers and industry leaders strive to achieve the triple aim of reduced cost, improved quality, and a better patient experience.

In this whitepaper, we argue that traditional models for estimating health care IT (HCIT) costs are inadequate and overlook several business-critical variables. Our intention is not to provide a comprehensive TCO model, but to expose and examine the operational considerations that most TCO models fail to recognize or account for, and to equip executives to ask the right questions about the cost of delivering clinical and financial results stemming from technology procurement

Tagshcit, heath care it, ownership, patient experience, tco