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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Cost (II)

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Cost Category Description Impact on ROI One-time or ongoing Main Driver
Staff time Lower staff prescription refill process time + Ongoing E-prescribing solution streamlines refill process
Staff time Lower staff order and results management time + Ongoing Orders sent directly to diagnostic facility
Results imported directly into record
Automated orders-results reconciliation
Staff time Lower coding time + Ongoing ICD-9 codes linked from clinical record
Staff time Better quality of life + Ongoing Less time, lower frustration, from more streamlined administrative tasks
Malpractice Insurance Lower premiums + Ongoing Lower liability exposure due to lower error rates, better documentation, better ability to track & follow-up patients, and other factors



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