Ripping and replacing an electronic health records system that cost millions of dollars to purchase and implement is a project many providers dread-yet they do it.

In 2013, 305 hospitals switched EHR vendors and 62 changed their EHR systems but did not change vendors, according to the HIMSS Analytics Database. The year before, 434 hospitals switched their EHR vendors and 68 changed their EHR systems but did not change vendors.

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