Study: Health data access leads to fewer lab test orders

04/2/2012 | Modern Healthcare (subscription required) · Reuters

Doctors at Brigham and Women's and Massachusetts General hospitals cut their lab test orders by up to 53% after establishing a health information exchange that allowed both facilities access to patients' EMRs, according to a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The new data contradict the findings of a recent Health Affairs study suggesting imaging and lab test orders were higher for office-based doctors with electronic access to test results, although researchers point out there are some key differences in the two studies that may explain the different results.

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