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CONTENTS HMT asks industry experts how to get to meaningful use (part two). May 2011 Vol. 32, No. 5


John Klimek NCPDP


Nick van


Terheyden Nuance


Paul Brient PatientKeeper


Cheryl Servais


Precyse Solutions


Ellen Bellini Summit


Healthcare


Jonathan Hare Resilient Network Systems


Robert


Hitchcock T-System


Rod Walker Forrest General Hospital


Laurens van der Tang VitalHealth Software


Bruce Wallace Avaya Healthcare


Laurie Eldridge- Shanaman HP


Todd Kelly Washington Consulting


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HANDHELDS TAKE CHARGE


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MEANINGFUL USE ROUNDUP


workforce-management system Overcome barriers


to better spending Increase efficiency with


Outsource customer communications


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COLUMNS Viewpoint by Phil Colpas Thought Leaders:


Customer Communications by Doug Cox


DEPARTMENTS Industry Watch


Handheld Buyers Guide Handheld Products Index of Advertisers


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Part 2: How do we get to meaningful use? For our April and May issues, HMT put together a roundup on “Implementing Meaningful Use Objectives,” asking selected industry experts for their input.


SCHEDULING/STAFFING MANAGEMENT


Streamlining scheduling Ohio regional healthcare enterprise uses Web-based workforce-management system to increase effi ciency.


POINT OF CARE Creating home medical devices When it comes to designing products for home healthcare, challenges are universal. BAR CODING Improving medical device connectivity Both bar coding and RFID technologies can be applied to improve workfl ow. OUTSOURCING


Spotlight on HIEs and EHRs How outsourcing fi ts in.


PREDICTIVE MODELING Forecasting risk


Risk management will become increasingly critical in accountable care models.


Real-time analytics increase early discharges Dashboard has potential to increase daily census, lower cost per case, improve patient satisfaction and minimize staff frustration over bottlenecks.


HANDHELD DEVICES Optimizing patent strategies Maintain a competitive edge by creating a strategic patent portfolio.


Revolutionizing the coding and billing cycle with intelligent mobile technology


The rapid sophistication and adoption of mobile devices in healthcare has created an alternative to the traditional paper-based billing cycle.


10 Finding buried treasure Overcoming the barriers to better spend management in healthcare.


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