Critical Connection, a program being piloted by a group of South Austin healthcare providers, focuses on establishing a community-accessible medical information repository and providing e-connectivity between patients and their caregivers and payers.
The potential cost savings are huge.
Texans alone spend $7.7 billion in unnecessary healthcare costs each year. And employers are footing much of that bill through insurance premiums that have risen more than 12% in the past two years. Read more (registration required).