Healthcare information technology costs for group practices continue to rise, reaching an average annual cost of $32,500 per full-time physician in 2015, according to a comprehensive annual survey by the Medical Group Management Association.

The Englewood, Colo.-based professional association said IT costs have risen by more than 40 percent per physician since 2009. MGMA’s survey covers physician-owned multispecialty practices, and it assesses the amount they spend on information technology equipment, staff, maintenance and other related expenses.

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