Developing a framework for conducting economic evaluations of community-based health information technology interventions.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study describes a framework for conducting economic analyses for health information technology (HIT) interventions, in the context of three interventions that are currently being implemented in a community-based health network caring for 17,779 Medicaid beneficiaries in Durham County, North Carolina. We show that if the HIT interventions were to redirect only 10% of low-severity emergency room encounters to outpatient care, it will result in $12,523 of monthly savings.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Eisenstein, EL; Anstrom, KJ; Macri, JM; Crosslin, DR; Johnson, FS; Kawamoto, K; Lobach, DF

Published Date

  • 2005

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 948 -

PubMed ID

  • 16779235

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1560615

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1942-597X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States