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Cost savings accruing to health plans

The use of electronic
health records in ambulatory care settings can reduce costs by 3.1%, or $4.69
projected savings per member per month, according to a recent study.

Source: “Effect
of Electronic Health Records on Health Care Costs: Longitudinal Comparative
Evidence From Community Practices ,” Annals of Internal Medicine, July 16,
2013, http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1709804
.

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  1. University of Michigan researchers compared the health-care costs of 179,000 patients in three Massachusetts communities where electronic health records were widely adopted and six communities where that was not the case.

    Comment by silver price — August 5, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

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