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How Patient Information Management is Affecting Care Coordination

The Price We Pay for a Broken U.S. Healthcare System The U.S. healthcare technology infrastructure is ill-equipped to enable adequate access to, and management and sharing of, patient information a all stakeholders across the continuum of care. Without full visibility into patients' medical histories, care coordination is lacking, quality of care suffers, inefficiencies abound and costs continue to skyrocket. The Price We Pay? The Cost for Poor Care Coordination? Total US Healthcare Expenditures IT Vendors Healthcare Administration Costs in 2009** $404 Billion ne at total heaare Patients Health Plans 24 2010 2019 $2.6 trillion $7,681 per person 17.5 % of US GDP Healthcare Providers $4.6 trillion $13,635 per person 19.6 % of US GDP $150 Billion Cost of manual administrative transactions and widespread use of easily lost paper records. The Impact on Patients? The Impact on Health Plans? Premiums are rising 3 times faster than wages or inflation. Top 350 US health plans spend $13 Billion on IT annually. Average Family Premiums Estimated cardiovascular and diabetes costs per year: $24,000 $750 Billion $12,000 Doctors Visits in 2009: 354 Million 2010 2016 88.5 MIIlion doctor visits in ***..** hospital emergency rooms. 47 Million People don't have health insurance 56 Million People will be uninsured by 2013 if nothing is done 90% of People are asking for healthcare system reform The Impact on Physicians and Healthcare Professionals? Cost of medical liability and defensive medicine in 2008: $55.6 Billion Unnecessary administrative costs for an average 10-doctor practice: 2.4% of total $125,000/year health spending $36.5 Million Costs of unnecessary tests and procedures MM al Cmley Mel l MarARa a ca oto Ntwor Centes tar Mdcare ant Medicait aww.m.pntiona Cipeneata Overvenpepae

How Patient Information Management is Affecting Care Coordination

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The price we pay? An astounding $404 billion for poor healthcare coordination as shown in this The Price We Pay for a Broken Healthcare System graphic. In a more light-hearted attempt to exemplify the...


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