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Texas Hospital Association Creates 'Smart Ribbon' to Help Doctors Better Understand Cost of Ordering Tests

Interesting article in Healthcare Finance News on how Texas Hospital Association is using technology to show physicians actionable clinical and financial data atop their electronic health system. The technology in use – THA Smart Ribbon – is designed to help physicians be more informed about the cost and clinical necessity of the tests they order. Studies have shown that the more docs know about the price tag and impact of specific tests when they’re at the point of care, the more likely they are to order fewer or less costly procedures and medications.

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