Our emergency department decision-support model gives healthcare providers information on the prices emergency room patients face at the critical moment when medical decisions are made.
We target, serve, and contract with three different parties in our value chain. Although the services we provide are targeted at physicians, our primary beneficiaries are patients. We contract for these services with emergency rooms.
Patients will benefit. Patients in the emergency room are most likely to be underinsured and face the highest out-of-pocket costs. They are also most likely to receive superfluous tests and treatment.
Providers will benefit. Due to the demanding workflow of the emergency room, added decision-support has been demonstrated to increase throughput. Moreover, emergency physicians are usually salaried and therefore have no direct financial incentive to order unnecessary tests.
Emergency Departments will benefit. Emergency rooms normally operate in deficit because a large portion of underinsured patients default on payment. Deflating medical bills will increase collection rates.
This service will be available in the near future.