Patients leaning toward outpatient facilities, technology

June 2, 2017

Hospital systems need access points in the community that offer convenient care at what is normally a fraction of the cost of going to the hospital, according to an articleon the Modern Healthcare website.
 
This trend also means more investing in information technology.
 
Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente spends one-quarter of its $3.8 billion capital budget on information technology.
 
More than half of the 100 million patient encounters that Kaiser Permanente clinicians have are now virtual visits through telemedicine or other electronic means.
 
 
 
 
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