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Study: HIE Cuts Emergency Dept. Costs

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  • August 29 2011, 11:56am EDT

A study of emergency department visits at 10 Milwaukee hospitals finds average savings of $29 per visit when the attending physician can access historical medical encounter information from a patient's insurer via a health information exchange.

"Decreased utilization of imaging procedures and diagnostic tests drove this cost-savings," according to the study, published in the July-August 2011 issue of American Health & Drug Benefits and available here.

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