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CONTENTS March 2013 Vol. 34, No. 3 MARCH 2013 Healthcare Information Systems Solutions since 1980 REDUCING www.healthmgttech.com


ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS 8 Lessons learned


READMISSIONS +PLUS HIMSS13 Preview


Best in KLAS Software Network Infrastructure RAC Audits EHRs HIXes


COVER DESIGN BY GEOFFREY W. SMITH HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGES ON THE COVER 6


DISEASE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS


Better health begins with


better understanding Industry experts discuss disease management solutions.


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COLUMNS Viewpoint by Phil Colpas


Thought Leaders: Meaningful Use by Brandon Savage, M.D.


DEPARTMENTS Industry Watch


Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Solutions Guide New Products and Services Index of Advertisers


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The Nevada solution Expected benefits also translate into potential challenges for health insurance exchanges.


NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE 18 Considering telehealth?


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How to smooth your EHR implementation.


This isn’t my information! The impact of accurate identity management on patient safety.


Turning CIOs into chief interoperability officers New survey stresses the need for health IT collaboration.


Integrating IT for next-gen EMRs Unifying disparate systems and content with the EMR helps providers operate more efficiently.


Empowering patients through advanced EMR use The role of patient education and health literacy in patient portals.


The right network infrastructure is critical. 20 Saving lives at the speed of light RAC AUDITS


22 Examining Medicare readmissions 24 How to implement RAC tracking


Strategies to mitigate potential revenue hits.


Evaluating, implementing and getting every dollar out of RAC audit management software.


The private fiber network has been shown to dramatically reduce the time required to perform virtually any healthcare function.


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