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Health IT Tools Reduce Readmissions At Philadelphia Hospitals

Health IT Tools Reduce Readmissions At Philadelphia Hospitals

Information Week | By Nicole Lewis

“With the help of health information technology, more than 400 patients avoided being rehospitalized and 18 facilities saved a total of $4 million in one quarter.  A survey of 29 Philadelphia-based hospitals has found that the 18 facilities that submitted patient readmissions data saw a 7% drop in their 30-day same-hospital readmission rates. The figures represent more than 400 patients who avoided being re-hospitalized and $4 million in savings for the third quarter of 2011.”

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