EHR use may help regulate ambulatory costs, researchers report

07/15/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

A study in the Annals of Internal Medicine revealed electronic health record adoption was associated with slower growth in ambulatory health care costs, and projected savings of up to $4.69 per member per month. Specific areas of savings included a drop in ambulatory radiology costs. "Broader changes in the organization and payment of care may prompt clinicians to use EHRs in ways that result in more substantial savings," researchers stated.

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