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.
ON THE COVER: WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT 8
NAVIGATE THE MAZE
SOLUTIONS TO HELP
EHR BUYERS GUIDE
28 30 31 31
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
20 22 24
HMM … WHAT’S THIS?
You can interact with HMT in a whole new way; through videos, reviews, social networks, promo- tions and more! Microsoft Tag transforms content, like stories and advertisements in magazines, into live links to more information or interactive experiences on your Web-enabled camera phone. Look for Tags in articles and ads in HMT, and then start snappin'.
HOW DO I DO IT?
Download the free Microsoft Tag Reader application at http://gettag.mobi or from your phone’s app store. Open the Tag Reader application and take a picture of the Tag. After your phone’s Web browser is automatically launched, read or experience the extra content.
Get the freemobile app for your phone http:/ /gettag.mobi
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.
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.