Health systems: Examples of potential areas for saving costs and increasing efficiency

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Patient registration

 

• One-time registration

• Information available on subsequent visits• Serves multiple purposes (e.g., vital statistics registries in addition to care)

Creation of persistent record

• Improved speed and efficiency of care delivered• Information base developed for wide variety of direct care and administrative uses

• Data is entered once

Payment for services

• Streamlined automatic billing, payment system

• Documentation of billing, payment actions

Remote diagnostics

• Reduction of clinic visits

• Saves time for patient

• Improved patient triage

• More efficient use of time of skilled health workers

 

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