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CONTENTS August 2011 Vol. 32, No. 8


Kim Labow uses mobile technology to improve care management and drug adherence for at-risk patients.


Gulf Coast Health Center needed a


new EMR system that would allow for upgrades and expansion of the system as necessary.


In the cloud:


Tom Toperczer talks about utilizing telemedicine to reach


underserved markets in rural areas. 14 In pursuit of EMR, Gastroenterology Associates Workflow Streamline REAP THE REWARDS


18 Get a few steps ahead of the game by following these recommendations. 20


upgrades disaster-recovery operation EMR implementation forces look at DR options. Get help planning a data center


It’s back to the future for storage of PACS images The concept of a shared central repository has long been an IT staple.


PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 22 Gulf Coast Health Center serves its


ON THE COVER 6-13


community with a new EMR system GCHC needed a system with fl exibility that would allow for upgrades and expansion.


Streamline workfl ow From implementing a successful CPOE to using automation to prepare for tomorrow’s challenges, these six perspectives will help improve your processes.


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COLUMNS Viewpoint by Phil Colpas Thought Leaders: Workfl ow Management by Brenda Joslyn


DEPARTMENTS Industry Watch Products: Telemedicine Index of Advertisers


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Giving the best care to your best patients Measuring patient perceptions and gauging loyalty are key.


E-PRESCRIPTION/PRESCRIPTION MANAGEMENT


We’ve got an app for that Using mobile technology to improve care management and drug adherence for at-risk patients.


TELEMEDICINE 26 A new telecommunications solution 28 31


enhances productivity and patient care Outdated system hampered productivity.


Telepsychiatry in the cloud Reaching rural communities in underserved markets.


CLAIMS AND CODING


What ICD-10 means for doctors The 2013 coding update may lead to revenue loss if physicians are not prepared.


DATA STORAGE

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