From: University of Notre Dame
Published September 15, 2017 02:28 PM

Study shows electronic health information exchanges could cut billions in Medicare spending

Spending on entitlement programs like Medicare and Medicaid consumes some two-thirds of all federal spending, but new research from the University of Notre Dame shows that information technology investments in health care lead to significant spending reductions — potentially in the billions of dollars.

Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), which are typically nonprofit technology companies that make it possible for hospitals and health providers to share medical data, are beginning to show their promised value to the health care system, according to “Reducing Medicare spending through electronic health information exchange: The role of incentives and exchange maturity,” forthcoming in Information Systems Research by Idris Adjerid and Corey Angst, IT professors in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, and Julia Adler-Milstein of the University of California San Francisco.

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