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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


HEALTHCARE IT


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


Forecast 2011


As we prepare to enter the second decade of the 21st century, industry insiders weigh in on the year ahead in healthcare technology.


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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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APH gives self-insured healthcare employers data they can trust


In-house integration helps APH take control of data quality and accelerate revenue by 50 percent.


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.


BEST PRACTICES


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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