HIE reduces repeat imaging in the ER
from Healthcare IT News
The benefits of reduced imaging from the use of health information exchange have largely been the stuff of anecdote and theory, until now. In one of the first large-scale empirical studies on the links between HIE participation and imaging in hospital emergency departments, researchers from Mathematica Policy and the University of Michigan found redundant CT scans, X-rays and ultrasounds decreased fairly significantly — with savings in the millions of dollars.
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