The spillover effects of health IT investments on regional health care costs

Hilal Atasoy, Pei-yu Chen, Kartik K. Ganju

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Abstract

In this paper, we examine the effect of the adoption of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems to neighboring hospitals. We find that although EMR systems increases the operational costs for adopting hospitals, it has significant spillover effects by reducing the health care costs of the other hospitals in the same region (possibly due to patient mobility and better care that is provided by these systems). These regional externalities are stronger especially in the long term. Our results provide support to the role of EMR investments in reducing overall health care costs. Estimates, based on our results, suggest that EMR investments can lead to net reduction in national health care cost by about $47 billion dollars over 4.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015
PublisherAmericas Conference on Information Systems
ISBN (Print)9780996683104
StatePublished - 2015
Event21st Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015 - Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Duration: Aug 13 2015Aug 15 2015

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Other21st Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015
CountryPuerto Rico
CityFajardo
Period8/13/158/15/15

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Health
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Keywords

  • Health it
  • IT and society
  • Spillover effects of IT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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Atasoy, H., Chen, P., & Ganju, K. K. (2015). The spillover effects of health IT investments on regional health care costs. In 2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems.

The spillover effects of health IT investments on regional health care costs. / Atasoy, Hilal; Chen, Pei-yu; Ganju, Kartik K.

2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015. Americas Conference on Information Systems, 2015.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Atasoy, H, Chen, P & Ganju, KK 2015, The spillover effects of health IT investments on regional health care costs. in 2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015. Americas Conference on Information Systems, 21st Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, 8/13/15.
Atasoy H, Chen P, Ganju KK. The spillover effects of health IT investments on regional health care costs. In 2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015. Americas Conference on Information Systems. 2015
Atasoy, Hilal ; Chen, Pei-yu ; Ganju, Kartik K. / The spillover effects of health IT investments on regional health care costs. 2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015. Americas Conference on Information Systems, 2015.
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