Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Electronic Health Record Program Delivers Better Health, Lower Costs

From the press release: “Results of the pilot, which ultimately became the foundation of BCBSRI’s patient-centered medical home model, demonstrate clear value in using health information technology to improve quality of care.  Highlights of the pilot include the following:
  • Lower monthly healthcare costs that averaged between 17 and 33 percent less per member than those receiving care at non-participating practices
  • Improved healthcare quality, with a 44 percent median rate of improvement in family and children’s health, 35 percent in women’s care and 24 percent in internal medicine
  • Successful EHR implementations for 79 local physicians" 
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