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CONTENTS April 2013 Vol. 34, No. 4 TELEMEDICINE APRIL 2013 Healthcare Information Systems Solutions since 1980 www.healthmgttech.com


HIMSS13 Editor’s Choice Telemedicine solutions RCM starts at the door


Staff scheduling using HELM


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healthcare environment without HIEs? Experts speak out


Can you communicate in a digital 14 ON THE COVER 6


HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGES ROUNDUP HIEs facilitate more than


just data exchange Industry experts discuss disease management solutions.


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COLUMNS Viewpoint by Phil Colpas


Thought Leaders: ICD-10 by Jonathan Handler


DEPARTMENTS Industry Watch


22 Telemedicine Solutions Guide REVENUE CYCLE MANAGEMENT


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Great patient care begins at registration But collecting initial information is just the beginning in the integrated revenue management cycle.


HIMSS13 COVERAGE


New Orleans’ HIMSS13 breaks attendance records HIMSS13 was impressive for a variety of reasons. Here are a few of our favorite things.


19 HIMSS13 News Roundup 19 New Products: Editor’s Choice


MEANINGFUL USE 21 Achieve compliance with SNOMED CT How capturing problem lists affects Stage 2 MU strategies.


Preventable readmissions: The care-transition crisis Re-hospitalization among the elderly is a serious challenge facing the healthcare system today. Innovative solutions are required.


The key to making telemedicine work Successful adoption is all about design and functionality.


STAFFING AND SCHEDULING


Consolidating healthcare How migrating to enterprise strategies helps manage resources.


INFORMATION SYSTEMS


Compliance training enhances N.C. health system CaroMont Health quickly realized benefits from its newly deployed training program.


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