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Efficient and High Quality Care via EMR Interface to Inform Physicians of Test Cost in Real Time

By: Team Cost Savings!

The proposed intervention is to introduce a feature to EMRs that incorporates the costs of diagnostic tests to the user interface to make physicians aware of test costs prior to ordering them. Existing evidence suggests this feature will increase awareness of test cost and lead to better front line resource management. Efficient and appropriate test ordering will result in better use of system resources, increased knowledge among practitioners, cost savings and higher quality care for patients.

EMR Interface to Inform Physicians of Test Cost in Real Time