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WEDI Supports Key JAMA Findings on Waste in US Health Care System

October 31, 2019

RCMAnswers LogoAdvisor to HHS calls for continued push for efficient and effective sharing of billing and clinical data in order to achieve administrative simplification

Earlier this month, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) (@JAMA_current) published an article on Waste in the US Health Care System: Estimated Costs and Potential for Savings. In response to the article’s findings, Jay Eisenstock, Chair, WEDI (@WEDIonline) Board of Directors, issued the following statement on behalf of the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in health care information exchange:

“The findings, as reported in the October 7 JAMA article ‘Waste in the US Health Care System: Estimated Costs and Potential for Savings,’ suggests that a significant portion of our nation’s health care costs can be solved through administration simplification.”

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