CONTENTS January 2011 Vol. 32, No. 1
An anesthesia information- management system delivers real results to Atlanta’s Piedmont Hospital, says R. Allen Johns, M.D.
Attach and conquer: Four reasons why implementing a
strategy for 275 compliance can drive cost savings this year.
Industry veterans William C.
Mohlenbrock, M.D., and Thomas M. Kish lay out a plan to stretch dollars without compromising care.
EXPERT COMMENTARY: REGULATORY ISSUES 14
OUR EXPERTS CAST THEIR EYES TOWARD THE FUTURE OF
Ravi Sharma, 4medica
Shane Hade, EDIMS
John Haughton, M.D. , Covisint
Sara McNeil, Boston Software
Mike Wall, DICOM Grid
16 Lee Shapiro,
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Alan Portela, CliniComp
Tom Giannulli, M.D., Epocrates
Brandon Savage, M.D., GE Healthcare IT
Kerry Winkle, Eldorado, an
MphasiS Company DATA MANAGEMENT 18
COVER STORY 8
As we prepare to enter the second decade of the 21st century, industry insiders weigh in on the year ahead in healthcare technology.
COLUMNS Viewpoint by Phil Colpas Thought Leaders by James K. Lassetter
DEPARTMENTS Industry Watch
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Tracking Systems Buyers Guide New Products and Services Tracking Systems Products Index of Advertisers
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TRACKING SYSTEMS 20 Optimize your mobile assets 24 28
A hospital redesigns its distribution and management processes using a real-time location system.
OPERATING ROOM INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Making real-time data available to all An anesthesia information-management system delivers tangible value in a large hospital surgery environment.
Stretching dollars without compromising care Two industry veterans lay out a pathway to physician-directed, best-practice improvements through comparative effectiveness research.
EHRs: Why one size doesn’t fi t all HITECH Act regulations should not be adopted in isolation, but rather customized to organizations and their practitioners.
Attach and conquer Four reasons why implementing a strategy for 275 compliance can drive cost savings this year.
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