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Thursday, March 10, 2005

Reactive to Adaptive: Transforming Hospitals with Digital Technology

Reactive to Adaptive: Transforming Hospitals with Digital Technology

This report from Price Waterhouse Coopers follows a study at the all-digital Indiana Heart Hospital, which opened in 2002, and found that the hospital had 85% fewer medication errors during its first year of operation than other cardiac facilities in the health system. It also experienced 65% fewer denials and delays from payers and a 45% reduction in medical transcription and dictation costs.

The report also found that digital hospitals had a shorter average length of
stay and a higher increase in operating revenues than national average
hospitals. Also, while physicians were once "barriers" to implementing
clinical information systems, more physicians, particularly those who are
younger, are beginning to support technology.

The full report is available in PDF

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