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CONTENTS January 2012 Vol. 33, No. 1


Clinical decision-support technology is a crucial element to enhanced care


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delivery, says Hasan Zia, M.D.


For the ACO model to be successful, it is critical to


have improved patient care as the end result, says Fauzia Khan, M.D.


Development of better “impactability” models must


be a priority if we are to bend the cost curve, says Bill Fox.


ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS 16 LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE: 2012


Oleg Bess, M.D. 4medica


Michael O’Neil GetWellNetwork


Industry insiders weigh in on the year ahead in healthcare technology.


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Merrie Wallace Awarepoint


George Schwend Health Language


Vik Torpunuri CentraMed


Ray Desrochers HealthEdge


Brandon Savage, M.D. GE Healthcare


David Kennedy Diebold


Daniel O’Donnell, M.D. InterSystems


Charlotte Martin Gateway EDI


Dave Dyell iSirona


Tom Giannulli, M.D. Epocrates


Gary Kolbeck LodgeNet Healthcare


John Haughton, M.D. Covisint


A CLOSER LOOK AT ACOs REGULATORY ISSUES ANALYTICS SOLUTIONS


21 The impact of regulatory compliance on patient relationships. 22


REGULATORY ISSUES Healthy, wealthy and wise


ON THE COVER 8


Web-based solution helps hospital keep up with regs Managers at a 25-bed critical-access hospital hoped the software could make regulatory surveys smoother by addressing their three biggest challenges.


Looking toward the future: 2012


Industry insiders weigh in on the year ahead in healthcare technology.


DECISION SUPPORT 24


A critical choice for optimum patient care Clinical decision-support technology deployed in critical-care environments is a crucial element to enhanced care delivery.


A closer look at ACOs Patients and quality care come fi rst.


Eight reasons payer interoperability and data sharing are essential in ACOs


Interoperability standards could be a prerequisite to measuring care.


4 32 6


26 30 31


COLUMNS Viewpoint by Phil Colpas Thought Leaders: Business Intelligence by Bill Fox


DEPARTMENTS Industry Watch


Solutions Guide: Analytics Latest Products Index of Advertisers


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