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CONTENTS

April 2010 Vol. 31, No. 4

WORK-FLOW MANAGEMENT

18

Change unmanageable work-fl ow procedures

System provides physician practice with streamlined work fl ow, easy user interface, fi ling templates, reduced costs, and organization and multitasking of documents.

RADIOLOGY SYSTEMS/PACS/IMAGING

20

COVER STORY

12

An intelligent

patient focus

Cambridge Memorial Hospital is increasing effi ciency and improving patient care with a new emergency room tracking board and business- intelligence system.

Use standards-based approach for integration

Blending with custom interfaces can yield effi ciencies and shorten the time required to deliver diagnostic information to care providers.

REVENUE-CYCLE MANAGEMENT

24

Where revenue-cycle management goes wrong

Increased profi ts, streamlined operations and a strengthened fi nancial position are all benefi ts of the right type of RCM implementation.

WIRELESS/MOBILITY

26

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10 32

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COLUMNS

Viewpoint

by Ken Anderberg

Pioneers in Healthcare IT

by Art Randall

Thought Leaders

by Michael Meisel

Records Security

by Saurabh Bhatnagar

DEPARTMENTS

Industry Watch HIMSS Products and Services Index of Advertisers

April 2010

Keep the wireless network healthy

LibertyHealth upgraded its wireless network to assure users had the 24-hour access needed by healthcare applications.

PATIENT SAFETY

28

VA strengthens critical patient-safety procedure

Two systems replace traditional paper-based informed-consent process with an electronic time-out checklist integrated into electronic records.

HEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

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