EHR Intelligence: Inefficient health IT costs hospitals $8.3 billion a year

New research by the Ponemon Institute shows that outdated and inefficient health IT and communications tools are costing hospitals money and wasting time for patients and physicians alike.  Poor WiFi connectivity, a reliance on old-fashioned pagers and a lack of texting, and the slow exchange of emails add up to more than $8.3 billion a year for hospitals, or around $900,000 per facility.