Individualized care plans developed by a multidisciplinary team and integrated into an electronic health record at the time of hospitalization appear to reduce healthcare use and costs among high users of healthcare services, according to a study. When compared with a pre-intervention period, investigators observed the following:
|6 months post-initiation||12 months post-initiation|
|Inpatient variable direct costs||-47.7%||-35.8%|
Source: Hospitalist, July 6, 2015.