K) How will this save me time and money?

Electronic health records and the statewide health information network will save money by improving the efficiency and quality of health care. For example:

  • Patients and providers will spend less time filling out the same paperwork time and again that slows down the process, adds cost and introduces greater chances for error. 
  • Common issues, such as duplicate tests, misread prescriptions, and hours (or days) wasted waiting for records to be transferred from one health care provider to the next, will be reduced dramatically. 
  • Better decision-making by health care providers at the front end, based on complete, accurate and timely patient information, can reduce the need for more and increasingly expensive health care.