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Savings, quality benefits of health info exchanges still unclear: study
Modern Healthcare

Whether health information exchanges are contributing to healthcare cost savings and quality improvements still needs to be independently confirmed, a team of researchers from the RAND Corp. has concluded after a review of published studies. A few notable exceptions do stand out, the study also found.

Some studies that looked at cost savings stemming from health information exchange use in hospital emergency departments, for example, indicated HIEs contributed to reduced utilization or costs, the report authors said.