CONTENTS March 2012 Vol. 33, No. 3
University Health System uses automation software to reduce referral wait times, says Gary McWilliams, M.D.
Susan deCathelineau tells why
deploying an enterprise-wide content management strategy yields value greater than the sum of its parts.
Molly Rector says disaster recovery outcomes can
be improved through the expanded use of tape.
DECISION SUPPORT Healthcare Information Systems Solutions since 1980
Educating the smartest computer in healthcare
FILLING THE SKILLS GAP
RTLS IMPROVES WORKFLOW
Watson, I presume? 8
A doctor it’s not, but artifi cial-intelligence technology similar to that used by IBM’s Watson to win “Jeopardy!” may make solving future healthcare data and diagnostic problems elementary.
COLUMNS Viewpoint by Phil Colpas Thought Leaders:
DEPARTMENTS Industry Watch Solutions Guide: Network Servers New Products and Services Index of Advertisers
DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT Navigating regulations
How Edward Hospital & Health Services is achieving secure document management.
Taking an enterprise view of content management Why deploying an enterprise-wide content management strategy throughout the healthcare organization yields value greater than the sum of its parts.
EDUCATION Filling the skills gap College of St. Scholastica expands healthcare IT education offerings. WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT
RTLS solves patient-tracking emergency Real-time location system enables ED to boost quality and improve effi ciency.
Focus less on technology, more on workfl ow and people Intel-GE Care Innovations has developed a four-phase approach to help healthcare organizations prepare for and implement new technology.
HOSPITAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Unifying anesthesia documentation Central Washington Hospital implements solutions to automate all aspects of perioperative care.
Solution helps shorten referral wait times University Health System uses referral-automation and decision-support software to reduce wait times for specialty care.
DISASTER RECOVERY Don’t roll the dice on data loss
Implement smart recovery to reduce disaster recovery costs in healthcare.
Improving disaster recovery outcomes Healthcare data must be protected to conform to HIPAA requirements, which active archive supports through the expanded role of tape.
HEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY