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Trey Young says jumping into EHR technology too early may be painful and costly, but standing on the sidelines could be devastating.


Botsford’s big bang:


A Michigan hospital counts down the days to its EMR system launch and readies for meaningful use.


Ray Vrabel talks about identifying and dealing with drug diversion, and how hospitals can stay one step ahead of the problem.


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COVER STORY 8


Coolest products of 2010


2010 saw the release of hundreds of healthcare IT-based products. For this, our end-of-the-year issue, HMT put together a sampling of some of the most-talked-about solutions and gadgets.


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COLUMNS Viewpoint by Phil Colpas Thought Leaders by Greg Moore


DEPARTMENTS Industry Watch New Products and Services Index of Advertisers


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ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS Botsford’s big bang


A Michigan hospital counts down the days to its EMR system launch and readies for meaningful use.


NETWORK SECURITY


A new prescription for building trust online Only four out of 100 adults access healthcare services online. Here’s how to reach the other 96 percent.


online. DRUG INFORMATION SYSTEMS


Identifying and dealing with drug diversion How hospitals can stay one step ahead. MEANINGFUL USE


Keys to understanding EHR adoption Jumping into EHR technology too early may be painful and costly, but standing on the sidelines could be devastating.


CLAIMS AND CODING


How to plan for the new era of data management The transitions to HIPAA EDI version 5010 and ICD-10 will only further complicate electronic data gathering, reporting and security.


Navigating ICD-10: How to get from point A to point B Preparing for ICD-10 and 5010 in tandem gives one health plan a roadmap to meet state requirements and enhance operations.


COMMENTARY: ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS


The perfect healthcare storm U.S. EHR effort poised to falter unless course change comes soon.

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