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CONTENTS March 2011 Vol. 32, No. 3


A robotics company suggests hospitals can benefit from lessons learned in manufacturing to automate sterile supply departments.


An automated informed consent tool provides individualized pre-procedure patient instructions to thousands of military veterans.


Phil Neray says a layered approach, including safeguards against your


own priveleged users, may be your best bet for data security.


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EHR BUYERS GUIDE


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COLUMNS Viewpoint by Phil Colpas Thought Leaders: EHRs by Mark Dente


DEPARTMENTS Industry Watch


EHR Systems Buyers Guide EHR Products New Products and Services Index of Advertisers


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2 March 2011 HEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY www.healthmgttech.com


Exceeding expectations for electronic billing Automating workfl ow can increase profi ts and improve communication.


Robots expand delivery options


A growing number of forward-thinking hospitals in search of greater effi ciencies are embracing automated delivery robots.


Finding leaks in hospital workfl ow


The biggest problems can be found where you least expect them. DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT


On a mission to eradicate paper A document management system paves the way for EMRs. SECURITY


Protect patient data from an inside job A layered approach may be the best bet for data security.


PATIENT SAFETY


Ensuring safety through wireless communication Mayo Regional Hospital implements a state-of-the-art wireless communications system.


Automating sterile supply protects patients A robotics company specializing in medical applications suggests hospitals can benefi t from lessons learned in lean manufacturing.


Improving patient prep


An automated informed consent tool provides individualized pre- procedure patient instructions to thousands of military veterans.


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