WPR News
2:40 pm
Wed May 19, 2004

Committee Work May Lead To Cost Savings

Laramie, WY – The chairman of a new Wyoming Health Care Commission subcommittee believes his group's work could lead to a cost savings. Casper Radiologist Dr. Geoffrey Smith says his group will esamine information technology and how it's used by Wyoming medical professionals. He says making it easier to share information might lead to effieciencies that could reduce costs. Smith says Wyoming doctors typically spend one third to one half of their daily workload communicating information between patients and other providers. He says with Wyoming's aging population, communication is crucial because older patients typically have more than one doctor.