Most recently, the Journal of Informatics in Health and Bioscience, released a study out of Indiana that reviewed the benefits of HIE and concluded that it reduces unnecessary or duplicate testing
, lowers costs and improves patient outcomes.
This population was found to have very low duplicate testing
The previous physician culture was reluctant to implement systemic changes to prevent duplicate testing
. However, after several meetings with the Utilization Review Committee and the Medical Executive Committee, it became clear that removal of duplicate orders was the appropriate action for patients.
Ideally, regardless of the EHR system in place, patient records can be easily shared--which in turn minimizes expensive duplicate testing
, enhances patient safety, improves care coordination, and ensures more efficient and effective care.
Reducing duplicate testing
: a comparison of two clinical decision support tools.
All the samples which were reactive in either or both of the duplicate testing
were considered repeatedly reactive.
Amongst other benefits, implementation of EHR was predicted to reduce the ordering of duplicate testing
. Duplicate testing
appears to be prevalent in current medical practice.
The patient experience will be improved and costs will be controlled by avoiding duplicate testing
John Kitzhaber said in a written statement Wednesday that the CCOs are part of a planned revamp of health care aimed at eliminating unnecessary elements of health care such as duplicate testing
and preventable hospital visits that don't help the patient and that run up costs.
It will also contain measures on the protection of scientific data in order to stimulate innovation in the food industry and measures on data-sharing on animal testing to avoid duplicate testing
In addition, it reduces the costs of storage, employee time and retrieval of hard-copy records, and the need for duplicate testing
when information cannot be accessed by other facilities.
Using electronic records could reduce costly medical errors and duplicate testing
, according to Obama administration officials.