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Advanced EHRs Save 10% Per Patient, Study Says
HealthLeaders Media

A sweeping examination of more than 5 million inpatient records at 550 hospitals during 2009 identified savings averaging 9.6% per patient – or $731 – from the 19% of hospitals that used advanced electronic health records when compared with hospitals that did not.

The findings from researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston were published in the most recent issue of the American Journal of Managed Care. Abby Swanson Kazley, an associate professor at MUSC’s college of Health Professions, and a lead author of the study, spoke with HealthLeaders Media Tuesday.