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
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
Great patient care begins at registration But collecting initial information is just the beginning in the integrated revenue management cycle.
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.
Compliance training enhances N.C. health system CaroMont Health quickly realized benefits from its newly deployed training program.
HEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY