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CONTENTS May 2012 Vol. 33, No. 5


Nav Ranajee says the push to adopt EHRs is creating new data management challenges for healthcare IT executives.


Hamilton Medical Center is


shifting from lead acid batteries to lithium-iron nano-phosphate, which supports more technology at the point of care.


Is cloud storage right for your organization? Rob


Carter says many healthcare organizations are looking to third-party vendors for help.


MOBILE COMPUTING EQUIPMENT May 2012 12 Healthcare Information Systems Solutions since 1980


Managing Revenue


• Assessments key to improving RCM


• Keep RCM in check


• Next-gen provider payment processing


MOBILE COMPUTING EQUIPMENT PACS/RIS ROUNDUP DATA STORAGE


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SCHEDULING/STAFFING NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE LATEST RCM/FIS PRODUCTS


ON THE COVER: Managing Revenue


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Financial, operational assessment key to


improving RCM By establishing a committed partnership of third-party resources and internal staff, provider organizations can be proactive rather than reactionary.


8 Tips for keeping RCM


in check Practices that are successful technology adopters


consistently outperform their peers.


10 Next-gen provider


payment processing Those paper-based lockbox solutions are a thing of the past.


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22 www.healthmgttech.com 14 Getting the lead out PACS/RIS ROUNDUP 16


Overcoming today’s PACS/RIS challenges Health Management Technology asked select experts how to overcome the most signifi cant challenges today in picture archiving communications systems/radiology information systems.


DATA STORAGE


Conquering the complexity of storage Converged medical infrastructure can increase storage capacity by improving the IT environment as whole.


Is cloud storage right for your organization? Many healthcare organizations are looking to third-party vendors for help.


Best practices in healthcare disaster recovery planning


The push to adopt EHRs is creating new data management challenges for healthcare IT executives.


26 Scheduling solution balances employee and business needs. NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE


SCHEDULING/STAFFING Goodbye paper, hello results


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Network upgrade saves thousands Navos, a non-profi t mental health organization based in Seattle, went from T1 to Ethernet and reduced back-up time by 80 percent.


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31 www.healthmgttech.com


COLUMNS Viewpoint by Phil Colpas Thought Leaders:


Mobile Computing Equipment by Mike Stinson


DEPARTMENTS Industry Watch Solutions Guide: RCM/Financial Info Systems Latest Products Index of Advertisers


HEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY May 2012 1


More functions, better healthcare Tablet PCs help increase effi ciency, accuracy and reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections.


Hamilton Medical Center is shifting from conventional sealed lead acid batteries to advanced lithium-iron nano-phosphate, which supports more technology at the point of care.

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