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CONTENTS February 2011 Vol. 32, No. 2


Diane Setty says Ohio Health needed technology that would enhance coding performance while minimizing the need to add staff.


Forecast 2011, Part II: ---------------------


Our experts cast their eyes toward the future of healthcare IT.


George Gides says


that when it comes to EMR connectivity issues, you can’t be too prepared.


CLAIMS AND CODING


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COVER STORY 8


A code that you can live by


OhioHealth needed technology that would enhance coding performance while minimizing the need to add staff.


ROUNDTABLE Forecast 2011, part II


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


EXPERT COMMENTARY: INTEROPERABILITY


36 When it comes to connectivity issues, you can’t be too prepared. CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS


Countdown to ICD-


10: Are you ready? You should be assertive, if not aggressive, in pursuing vendors for ICD-10 plans.


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COLUMNS Viewpoint by Phil Colpas Thought Leaders by John Haughton


DEPARTMENTS Industry Watch Flat-panel Displays


New Products and Services Index of Advertisers


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2 February 2011 HEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY


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The interoperability hang-up When it comes to information exchange, how should precede what. The EMR installation disconnect


The importance of organized and trended data Addressing the multi-source, multi-attribute information acquired across the continuum of care is integral for healthcare providers and their patients.


ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS


Problem lists are the keys to meaningful use Put the big picture on your problem list. Selecting the proper EHR


A summary of some of the 680 features tracked on the MSP EHR Selector.


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