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CONTENTS August 2010 Vol. 31, No. 8


Mike Rozmus discusses how Virginia’s Rockingham Memorial Hospital implemented advanced speech-recognition technologies.


Boston Medical Center streamlines work flow and interoperability and sees a huge return on investment by using an electronic referral management solution.


Karl Graham says the advanced


service desk professional should be able to provide assistance between the major IT platforms.


SPECIAL FEATURE 14


Is an EHR regional extension center right for you? To assist eligible providers, regional extension centers were funded to move practices from paper-based to EHR-based documentation, but there are other ways to accomplish the same result.


WORK-FLOW MANAGEMENT 18


Regional Extension Centers Pioneers in Healthcare IT


Evaluating EHR Systems


Automated referrals close the communications loop Boston Medical Center streamlines work fl ow and interoperability – and sees a huge return on investment – using an electronic referral management solution.


MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION/VOICE RECOGNITION


COVER STORY 8


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Roam if you want to Offering everything from videoconferencing to security-enabled medication management, these aren’t your grandfather’s carts.


Transcription makeover Virginia’s Rockingham Memorial Hospital improves its clinical documentation process by implementing advanced speech- recognition technologies.


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COLUMNS Viewpoint by Phil Colpas Thought Leaders by Karl Graham


Pioneers in Healthcare IT by Tim K. Zinn


DEPARTMENTS Industry Watch New Products and Services Index of Advertisers


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ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS Evaluating EHR systems


What practice owners should consider when looking at electronic health records systems.


MOBILITY/WIRELESS


Critical considerations for mobile device deployments The right device is dependent upon the user, where it will be used and the tasks being performed.


PATIENT SAFETY


Walking in the patients’ shoes PacMed adopts a real-time locating system to improve processes, safety and the bottom line.


COMMENTARY 32 www.healthmgttech.com


The meaningful use party fi nally begins Our resident EHR expert weighs in on meaningful use.


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