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January 2011 Features

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  Infrastructure


Optimize your mobile assets

 By Fran Dirksmeier, January 2011

Waste in healthcare is defined by The New England Healthcare Institute as "healthcare spending that can be eliminated without...


Tagged:    Infrastructure


  Hospital Information Systems


APH gives self-insured healthcare employers data they can trust

 By Matt Cheatham, January 2011

Advanced Plan for Health (APH) creates custom plans for self-insured healthcare employers by building and analyzing longitudinal claims-based patient records to find patterns and healthcare trends that can cut...


Tagged:    Hospital Information Systems


  Hospital Information Systems


IICC aims to connect labs and clinicians

 By Jay B. Jones, Ph.D., DABCC, January 2011

In July 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services released the final regulation defining meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs), based on which clinicians and hospitals can qualify for incentive payments authorized by the Health Information...


Tagged:    Hospital Information Systems


  EMR / EHR


Making real-time data available to all

 January 2011

Research published in October 2008 in the journal Anesthesia and Analgesia stated that 44 percent of 140 U.S. academic departments had implemented or were planning to acquire an anesthesia information-management system (AIMS). Industry data suggests that outside of academic environments...


Tagged:    EMR / EHR


  Thought Leaders


Building a solid infrastructure for ACOs

 By James K. Lassetter, M.D., January 2011

Standard fee-for-service payment models will soon face what may be their most viable competition to date: accountable care. Established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010, accountable care organizations (ACOs) represent integrated care...


Tagged:    Thought Leaders


  EMR / EHR


EHRs: Why one size doesnít fit all

 By Dr. Geeta Nayyar, January 2011

When Congress passed the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act last year, government made enormous strides in advancing technology adoption in healthcare. By providing incentives to organizations that successfully implement electronic health records (EHRs)...


Tagged:    EMR / EHR


  Hospital Information Systems


Stretching dollars without compromising care

 By William C. Mohlenbrock, M.D., and Thomas M. Kish, January 2011

The economic challenges of the past decade have placed hospitals under unrelenting pressures to reduce costs while maintaining quality. With most of the stray dollars already found, any further cost-cutting initiatives will likely bring wit...


Tagged:    Hospital Information Systems


  Viewpoint


Now is the future Ė and itís time for action

 By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor, January 2011


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  Payers


Attach and conquer

 By Thomas W. Hughes, January 2011

Today, the secretary of Health and Human Services has the 275 mandate on her desk, ready to be signed. The question is not if, but when these requirements will be enacted. So what does this mean for healthcare...


Tagged:    Payers


  Hospital Information Systems


Forecast 2011: Our Experts Cast Their Eyes Toward the Future of Healthcare IT

 January 2011


As we prepare to enter the second decade of the 21st century, industry insiders weigh in...


Tagged:    Hospital Information Systems


  Products and Services


Mobile device integrates with EHR

 January 2011


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  Products and Services


Provider/member identity management solution

 January 2011


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  Products and Services


Eco-friendly electronic labeling

 January 2011


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  Products and Services


Low-dose imaging platform

 January 2011


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  Products and Services


Scope-to-scope software

 January 2011


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  Products and Services


Multi-task with multiple monitors

 January 2011


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  Products and Services


Real-time patient tracking

 January 2011


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  Products and Services


Enterprise UHF RFID reader

 January 2011


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  Products and Services


Way beyond asset tracking

 January 2011


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  Products and Services


Wireless mobile medication dispenser

 January 2011


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  Products and Services


Tamper-resistant RTLS

 January 2011


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  Products and Services


Endoscope tracking system

 January 2011


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  Industry Watch


HIMSS launches CPOE wiki

 January 2011


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  Industry Watch


CTeL unveils telehealth Web site

 January 2011


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  Industry Watch


TriZetto and MEDai partner to provide fully integrated solution

 January 2011


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  Industry Watch


Recycling saves more than 1.6 million trees in 2010

 January 2011


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  Industry Watch


Ohio hospital picks McKesson for IV automation

 January 2011


Tagged:    Industry Watch