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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

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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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