Evidence that Healthcare IT Can Generate Financial Benefits

A recent University of Michigan study, as reported by Nicole Casal Moore, found that:

“Use of electronic health records can reduce the costs of outpatient care by roughly 3 percent, compared to relying on traditional paper records”

The study is based on 179,000 patients, comparing the healthcare costs across three Massachusetts communities that widely adopted electronic health records against six communities that did not.

Read more at:  Electronic Records slow the rise of healthcare costs