CONTENTS April 2011 Vol. 32, No. 4 EXPERTS HELP EASE YOUR JOURNEY TOWARD MEANINGFUL USE
Kevin Ketzel CareFusion
Oleg Bess 4medica
Sadik Al-Abdulla CDW
Mac McMillan CynergisTek
Steve Emery HealthPort
Henry Schein Keith Slater
Tom Darr Ingenix
Brian Graves Kronos
Robert Connely Medicity
Don Fallati M*Modal
SCHEDULING/STAFFING MANAGEMENT 18 ON THE ROAD TO MEANINGFUL USE End nurse staffing nightmares
Make payer decisions for 2011 and beyond
Streamline your front-end processes
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 20
COVER STORY 10
VER STOR How do we get to
meaningful use? For our April issue, HMT put together a roundup on “Implementing Meaningful Use Objectives,” asking selected industry experts for their input.
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COLUMNS Viewpoint by Phil Colpas Thought Leaders: Disaster Recovery by John Thompson
DEPARTMENTS Industry Watch HIMSS Products Disaster Recovery Products Index of Advertisers
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The accountable care delivery model Using technology to change provider and patient behaviors. By Charles W. Jarvis, FACHE
Streamline your front-end processes Opportunities abound for improvement when a hospital looks at building a super-effi cient patient access production system. By Julie Waddell
PHARMACEUTICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS The digital juggle
Meeting the information demands of business executives, regulators and counsel in the pharmaceutical industry. By Kenneth N. Rashbaum
Making decisions for 2011 and beyond Provider organizations should plan not only for immediate requirements, but also in anticipation of continued industry changes. By Jeffrey Jacques, M.D.
An end in sight for nurse staffi ng nightmares
More hospitals are equipping staff with the right tools to simplify scheduling, improve morale and provide better patient care. By Robin Stimac