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CONTENTS September 2010 Vol. 31, No. 9


Health Management Technology founder Bill Childs weighs in on how far we’ve come in healthcare IT - and how far we’ve got to go.


Pioneers of Healthcare IT finalists announced. Readers will have a chance to vote for the winner on our Web site. The winner will be revealed next month.


Former HMT publisher Mike Hilts comments on 30 years of


healthcare IT, seen through the eyes of of three prominent CIOs.


PIONEERS OF HEALTHCARE IT Six fi nalists selected for Pioneers of Healthcare IT 2010 HMT has selected six fi nalists from a plethora of talented nominees.


6 PIONEERS OF HMT


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ASK THE EXPERTS 26


Where does IT go from here? HMT asks industry experts about the most signifi cant technologies.


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COLUMNS Viewpoint by Phil Colpas Thought Leaders by Ryan Sorrels and Theresa McGillvray-Dodd


DEPARTMENTS Industry Watch Products and Services Index of Advertisers


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Computers in Hospitals 30 years later Health Management Technology’s founder Bill Childs weighs in on how far we’ve come.


What if healthcare’s Holy Grail is a paper cup? Former HMT editor Damon Braly asks if paper is the healthcare industry’s enemy.


Up from the basement Former HMT publisher Mike Hilts explores three decades of evolution in healthcare IT.


ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS


Important topics seldom discussed at EHR conferences


Each EHR deployment alternative has its own issues that must be addressed – or else.


NETWORK SECURITY


Avoid being the next headline about a data security breach Few people are paying attention to their largest data security weakness – old IT.


ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD SECURITY


Securing EMRs is one simple call away PhoneFactor offers a phone-based authentication solution. FINANCIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS


The perfect storm


How healthcare IT is advancing a healthcare receivables business model shift.


HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGES


Connecticut hospitals pilot fi rst statewide HIE The Web-based health information exchange is being delivered by eHealthConnecticut.

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