Measuring Business Efficiency in Healthcare

The U.S. Healthcare Efficiency Index© (USHEI) is a forum for raising awareness and monitoring business efficiency in healthcare. The USHEI seeks to provide a national reference to track and measure the transition from a paper-based healthcare system to an electronic one.

We all agree that paper is costly, inefficient and prone to errors. Let's work together to address the billions of dollars that can be saved today through simple steps like electronic payments and remittances.

The National Progress Report on Healthcare Efficiency is the first annual report on the findings from the primary research phase of the U.S. Healthcare Efficiency Index©. The Advisory Council for the Index oversaw the development of a detailed methodology, a secure data collection infrastructure and a formal data collection process that is now yielding an initial set of data. This report places the findings in the context of the recently enacted healthcare reform legislation, as well as the HITECH Act, passed as part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). It assesses the landscape and suggests a set of trends likely to impact the healthcare industry in the months and years to come.

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Current Use of Electronic Billing and Payment Transactions
Current utilization of electronic transactions by type
Industry usage of electronic Billing and Payment transactions by type; also illustrates total electronic and paper transaction percentages across all types. The percentage of total electronic utilization is the "Index" shown on the top right-hand corner of the page. Note: These figures are for medical claims-related transactions only. In later phases of the Index, we plan to expand the Index to include dental, vision, Worker's Compensation and clinical transactions like e-prescribing.

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