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CONTENTS April 2012 Vol. 33, No. 4


Scheduling/staffi ng: Joyce Ramsey-Coleman, R.N., reveals how her hospital maximized effi ciency and lowered staffi ng costs by more than $2 million.


Prescription management: Study quantifi es relationship between e-prescribing and medication


adherence, with potential savings of $140 billion over the next 10 years.


Accountable care organizations: Miles Snowden says hospitals and health systems hold the keys to enabling patient accountability.


ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS April 2012 Healthcare Information Systems Solutions since 1980 MEANINGFUL USE TODAY


 Medical device integration a strategic asset


 How Stage 2 aff ects record release


 The advantages of simulation training


PLUS: EASING THE PAPER-


TO-EHR TRANSITION THE SCIENCE OF


TALENT SELECTION


MOBILE SOLUTIONS GUIDE


ON THE COVER: Meaningful Use Today


6 How Stage 2 affects


record release Changes will drive


organizations to implement a patient portal or personal health record application.


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MDI should be on the short list for


implementation Medical device integration is a strategic asset for meaningful use and more.


10 The advantages of


simulation training How to improve EMR adoption.


24 26 PRESCRIPTION MANAGEMENT 22 E-prescribing shown to improve outcomes, save SCHEDULING/STAFFING


Staff scheduling synchronicity Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta implements a Web-based staffi ng and scheduling system to maximize effi ciency while lowering staffi ng costs by more than $2 million.


RECRUITMENT


The science of talent selection The key is hiring people who are highly skilled and fi t the organizational culture.


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COLUMNS Viewpoint by Phil Colpas Thought Leaders: Mobile Security by Roman Yudkin


DEPARTMENTS Industry Watch Solutions Guide: Mobile Devices Latest Products Index of Advertisers


billions Study quantifi es relationship between e-prescribing and medication adherence, with potential savings of $140 billion over the next 10 years.


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ACO rule has big implications for IT New population health tools needed to effectively manage ACOs. Patients can’t do it alone


Hospitals and health systems hold the keys to enabling patient accountability.


PRACTICE MANAGEMENT Easing the paper-to-EHR transition


Consolidating administrative functions while ensuring clinical data is shared amongst the group.


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