Survey: Connected health approach could reduce health care costs

09/21/2009 | Healthcare IT News

Seventy-five percent of respondents who were familiar with a patient-centered, connected health approach said the practice could reduce health care costs by as much as 40%, a survey released by the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council and Cambridge Consultants showed. The approach would help improve interoperability, reduce spending on defensive medicine and medical errors, and improve patient outcomes, the survey found.

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