We reviewed economic evaluations of information technology (IT) applications in health care in the United States. National estimates suggest that fully automating administrative functions would save the system $5 to $8 billion per year. Hospital-specific estimates suggest that individual facilities could save $0.5 to $3 million annually from various clinical IT applications.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care|
|State||Published - Jun 1996|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Funding for this project was provided by the U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, under contract M3-1611.0. The authors gratefully acknowledge comments on earlier drafts of the manuscript from Karen Bandy, David Klingman, Anil Koshy, Lori Melicharj and Jean Smith.