30 percent of medical bills are waste, Utah company trying to find where it goes

KUTV, Salt Lake City – Salt Lake’s Health Catalyst just signed a deal with UPMC, a Pennsylvania hospital system, with hopes of finding a way to help other hospitals start tracking and cutting costs next year. The two are working together to create mobile devices and software to track costs in medical care. Burton said they need to know “when the nurse comes into the hospital room with the patient,” and when the nurse leaves. Time spent with patients has never been tracked before.

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