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HFMA: Kaiser Details $4B Investment in Health Management Tools
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At the HFMA 2011 ANI Healthcare Finance Conference, Benjamin Chu, MD, MPH, regional president of Kaiser Permanente Southern CA addressed a large crowd Monday afternoon, attesting to the interest in IT integration to lower costs and measure quality. In 2009, Kaiser reached full integration after a $4 billion investment in population information technology. “It’s not just putting the medical record on an electronic format,” Chu said. “It is the tools for us to get a glimpse at the patients we are treating and then we can analyze the data to see how we are doing.”