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health care costs


March 19, 2013  11:42 AM

Lack of transparency in patient healthcare costs

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR cost, health care costs, HIE, price transparency, state HIEs

With rising healthcare costs in the spotlight, more stakeholders are calling for greater price transparency at provider facilities. But if a recent report is any indication, states have a ways to go toward improving laws requiring transparency. Only 2 states have adequate healthcare price...

January 10, 2013  5:00 PM

New study explains why EHR cost savings don’t happen

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
EHR, EHR usability, health care costs, Interoperability, Meaningful use

Electronic health records deliver disappointing returns on investment, according to a new study published in the journal Health Affairs. The reasons why the technology has failed to make a meaningful impact on health care costs...


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