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