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CONTENTS November 2012 Vol. 33, No. 11 DECISION SUPPORT


Alyn Ford discusses using dashboards as a logistical control system to track patient throughput.


Jonathan Karl


says minimizing data loss starts with IT security.


Triveni Harsh Mohta talks about the next steps for health insurance exchanges (HIX).


8 November 2012 Healthcare Information Systems Solutions since 1980 www.healthmgttech.com HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGES


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+PLUS Asset Tracking


Imaging/PACS/RIS Solutions Guide


Wireless Computing Speech Recognition Telehealth


DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT How to streamline your


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ON THE COVER Unique device


identification: Unlocking


the power of barcoding In healthcare, barcodes have been used primarily for asset tracking. But unique device identification (UDI) is about to change that.


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COLUMNS Viewpoint by Phil Colpas


Thought Leaders: Mobile Security by Kate Borten


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DEPARTMENTS Industry Watch


Imaging/PACS/RIS Solutions Guide New Products and Services Index of Advertisers


MOBILE COMPUTING


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31 www.healthmgttech.com Meaningful-use implications HOME HEALTH Technology holds the HEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY


answer to healthcare reform Pay-for-performance model underscores importance of advanced predictive modeling tools.


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for selecting radiology EHRs For radiology practices, it’s important to find a vendor that can unify the EHR, PACS/RIS and patient portal.


Critical considerations


before adopting a new system Mobile computing devices are a valuable tool when it comes to creating an efficient HIT system within your healthcare facility.


SPEECH RECOGNITION


Five ways speech will transform medicine Recent advancements will expand opportunities.


WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES


Reap the rewards of mobility Minimizing data loss starts with IT security.


Prescription for ACOs Telehealth is transforming healthcare delivery.


Next steps for HIX Health plans need to differentiate through strategies for innovative deployment.


accounts payable operations How intelligent data capture can replace paper.


How dashboards can increase efficiency Hospitals need a control system that tracks patient throughput.


ASSET TRACKING


Drive savings with mobile asset management How New York State’s Ellis Medicine saved $700,000.


Unlocking the


BARCODING UNIQUE DEVICE IDENTIFICATION


Power of CE IDENTIFICATION

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