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CONTENTS June 2012 Vol. 33, No. 6


Jeff Muscarella reveals seven fast ways to optimize your healthcare IT software contract and reduce spending.


Johns Hopkins Hospital’s


new 1.6-million-square-foot home, which opened May 1 in Baltimore, embodies the Hopkins ideal for the future of healthcare.


When integrating


unstructured clinical data, Dennis Amorosano says to consider interoperability, data security and costs.


DATA GOVERNANCE June 2012 10 Healthcare Information Systems Solutions since 1980 www.healthmgttech.com Mobile health technology:


Touching lives across the globe


MEANINGFUL USE


DATA GOVERNANCE PREDICTIVE MODELING REVENUE CYCLE


SOLUTIONS SHOWCASE LATEST PRODUCTS


Kenyan nurse Okari used mHealth technology


provided by Health eVillages to help him save the lives of Katherine and her newborn baby.


REVENUE CYCLE MANAGEMENT 18 6 Touching lives across


the globe Non-profi t Health eVillages is saving lives by introducing mHealth technology in developing countries and rural areas in America.


One billing provider is better than two How central Indiana’s largest physician anesthesia group streamlined revenue cycle management.


HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGES 19


In or out? HIE patient consent 101 How to populate a successful HIE with the right data, while simultaneously maintaining patient privacy and ensuring patient comfort.


MEANINGFUL USE


24 28


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COLUMNS Viewpoint by Phil Colpas Thought Leaders: Software by Jeff Muscarella


DEPARTMENTS Industry Watch Latest Products Index of Advertisers


www.healthmgttech.com Let the evolution begin Meaningful-use Stage 2 criteria signal a maturing of care coordination.


Unstructured data a common hurdle to achieving guidelines


Healthcare organizations are increasingly looking for solutions to transform paper-based processes into more effi cient electronic workfl ows.


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SOLUTIONS SHOWCASE: EHR


12 20 25 26


Decision Support 5010/ICD-10 Managed File Transfer EMPI


HEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY May 2012 1 + PREDICTIVE MODELING 14


Managing the risks of healthcare reform Using risk adjustment and predictive methodologies to drive capitation arrangements, population health management and network performance initiatives.


Demand action, not assumption A data governance model at Vanderbilt University Medical Center supports patient safety by providing complete and accurate information.

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