New tech to help Baylor Scott & White provide more affordable care

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - There's new technology that is helping out doctors and patients. It's called Smart Ribbon and is meant to help hospitals and patients save as much money as possible.

Dr. Bill Covington with Baylor Scott & White says many times there are multiple routes a doctor can take when diagnosing and treating a patient. Smart Ribbon is technology that will inform doctors of how much each route will cost in real time.

The Smart Ribbon rolls out on November 13, 2018.

"This is one of those things that will operate in the background , in terms of patients, but it will be really helpful for us in deciding how we [can] best provide the most efficient care to those patients," Dr. Covington said. He went on to say hopefully people will continue to receive excellent care while experiencing lower costs.