For repeat imaging, HIE may be the fix
January 15, 2015 in Medical Technology
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January 2014 research conducted by Mathematica Policy and the University of Michigan also echoed these findings. Researchers compared imaging numbers at emergency departments connected to an HIE versus imaging numbers at EDs not yet connected to an HIE. What they found? The EDs connected to an HIE observed nearly a 9 percent decrease in repeat ultrasounds and 13 percent decrease in repeat chest X-rays.
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