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Is There Benefit to HIE in the ED?

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there have been substantial investments in developing health information exchanges (HIEs) to electronically transfer medical records between health care providers. The goals of using exchanges are [...]

January 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sharing is Caring

In 2009 Congress passed the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, which amongst other stimulus and savings measures, allocated roughly $26 billion toward investment into health information technology and incentive programs.  Health information [...]

September 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Telehealth is Inexpensive yet Drives up Costs

Direct-to-consumer telehealth has been touted as a solution to booming healthcare spending. Telehealth companies promise employers cost savings; each consultation is under $50 compared to emergency department or office appointments which can be [...]

August 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Docs Spend Too Much Time Behind a Computer

For years, the US has worked toward fully integrating electronic health records (EHRs) into healthcare systems in order to improve outcomes, quality of care, and cost-effectiveness, otherwise known as the Triple Aim. However, from physicians’ [...]

June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

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