Developing a framework for conducting economic evaluations of community-based health information technology interventions.
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.
Eisenstein, EL; Anstrom, KJ; Macri, JM; Crosslin, DR; Johnson, FS; Kawamoto, K; Lobach, DF
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