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Document management: How to safely and responsibly dispo


Do How


dispose of used, document-filled hard drives.


Reimbursement:


Frederick Turner discusses the importance of prompt EHR selection.


Telehealth:


How interactive patient education systems help healthcare providers meet meaningful use.


CONTENTS October 2011 Vol. 32, No. 10 TELEHEALTH TELEHEALTH:


Chat and video applications transform how healthcare professionals collaborate


Chat and video applications transform 10 Interactive patient systems


can achieve quick ROI Hospitals can leverage the technology to improve HIT systems and meet meaningful-use requirements.


REMOTE CARE


PLUPLUSLUS Lat


Late tL S Lt st LISt LIS P Latest LIS P SP oducts S Productd ts 14


Cover image: The Motorola Xoom tablet, powered by Verizon, helps bring virtual care to life.


ON THE COVER 8


Telehealth technology


brings virtual care to life Imagine visiting a newborn in another state without having to leave home.


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COLUMNS Viewpoint by Phil Colpas Thought Leaders: Telemedicine


by Christina Thielst


DEPARTMENTS Industry Watch LIS Products Index of Advertisers New Products and Services


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.


2 October 2011 HEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY


Get the freemobile app for your phone http:/ /gettag.mobi


www.healthmgttech.com REIMBURSEMENT 24 Use HITECH as directed


Healthcare practitioners who want to take advantage of funds made available by ARRA must focus on the transition to EHR technology now.


Advancing patient care through technology Engagement communications help medical practices tailor the type of information their patients receive, as well as when and how they receive it.


DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT


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How to responsibly destroy hard drives Five ways to ensure your valuable documents never get into the wrong hands.


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s get Enjoying the fruits of


document management Patient safety, quality and effi ciency can all improve with better document management practices.


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