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Benefits...Not So Much Financial
Perceptions Regarding Significant Benefits from Health IT
Items affecting quality of patient care
Better Access to Pt. Info.: 57.2%
Medical Errors Down: 29.4%
Fewer Duplicate Tests: 28.0%
Better Stnds of Care: 26.6%
Better Reg. Compliance: 26.5%
Items affecting hospital profitability
Pt. Care Revenue Up: 20.5%
MD Satisfaction Up: 18.6%
Productivity Up: 18.2%
Pt. Satisfaction Up: 15.7%
Cut Malpractice Costs: 11.9%
Cut Operating Costs: 9.3%
Able to Cut Staff: 7.0%
Schoenman, J.A. (2007). Small, stand-alone, and struggling: The adoption of health information technology by rural hospitals. (Working Paper #2007-02). Bethesda, MD: Walsh Center for rural Health Analysis, p. 18.
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