October 2012 Vol. 33, No. 10 www.healthmgttech.com
Brent Dover shares five lessons he’s learned on building sustainable and successful HIEs.
Jeff Rinda says I.V.
integration helps clinicians reduce costs and medication errors.
Bruce Lieberthal offers six
strategic tips to help ensure the smooth deployment of practice automation tools.
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Medical device integration lets your
do the heavy lifting
Health Information Exchanges
Telemedicine Solutions Guide
Revenue Cycle Management Practice
Cover art design by Geoffrey Smith 14 8
ON THE COVER Focusing on the
patient experience Medical device integration makes electronic medical records more valuable.
COLUMNS 2 32
Viewpoint by Phil Colpas
Thought Leaders: Meaningful Use by Sheri Stoltenberg
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DEPARTMENTS Industry Watch Telemedicine Solutions Guide New Products and Services Index of Advertisers
REVENUE CYCLE MANAGEMENT
Online bill payment 2.0 Personalized solutions can increase payments 350 percent.
Changing the odds of patient collections Thirty percent of medical practice revenue this year will come from the pockets of patients.
What executives need to
know about the audit world How to solve the most visible problems associated with recovery audits.
24 Improving care coordination PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
26 One size does not fit all Six tips for selecting practice automation tools.
5 lessons learned How to build a successful and sustainable HIE.
Hometown heroes Small-town hospital earns HIE distinction.
Get faster access to critical information Virtual desktops can transform the way computing services are deployed and managed.
Mythbusters Three studies reveal nurses’ attitudes about transitioning to EHRs.
I.V. integration helps clinicians reduce errors With the right team and the right plan, the benefits of integrated technology can be realized.
HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGES Three ways to increase productivity