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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Value of HIEI: Key Findings

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  • Standardized, encoded, electronic healthcare information exchange would:
    • Save the US healthcare system $337B over a 10-year implementation period
    • Save $78B in each year thereafter
    • Total provider net benefit from all connections is $34B
    • Net benefits to other stakeholders:
      • Payers $22B
      • Pharmacies $1B
      • Laboratories $13B
      • Public Health $0.1B
      • Radiology centers $8B
  • Dramatically reduce the administrative burden associated with manual data exchange
  • Decrease unnecessary utilization of duplicative laboratory and radiology tests


First, let me share with you the Headlines, or the punch lines, of our analysis. (cite above)

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