money_check_upMore and more health IT companies are working to develop affordable EHR system offerings geared toward meeting the needs of small, rural, and community hospitals.

Enterprise health IT companies such as Epic and Cerner — which formerly catered almost exclusively to large hospitals and health systems — now offer deployment models and cost-efficient product packages better able to fit within the bounds of a small hospital-sized budget.

The advent of the web-based EHR system has allowed for even greater savings. Web-based EHR systems eliminate the need for cost-conscious hospitals to make upfront capital investments in new hardware or in-house storage systems….more