Medical Economics January 2, 2019
Mary K. Pratt

Russell Libby, MD, selected his EHR system because it has the features and functions that best fit the needs of his practice.

He worries, though, that the features that make this EHR work so well for him and his practice colleagues could be eliminated if his EHR vendor merges with another—as so many other vendors have done.

“Not enough doctors pay attention to what’s happening with healthcare technology. But there are some who are worried, and they’re worried because they’re aware of the ramifications,” says Libby, president of the Virginia Pediatric Group and a board member of the Physicians Foundation.

Libby’s concerns are well-placed. The number of EHR vendors has dwindled in recent years following numerous mergers and...