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CONTENTS August 2013 Vol. 34, No. 8 AUGUST 2013 BIG DATA Healthcare Information Systems Solutions since 1980 www.healthmgttech.com 12 Impacts of big data


THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES RELATED TO


Meaningful Use


E-prescribing Products Big Data


Smartphones Infection Tracking INFECTION TRACKING 8


ON THE COVER ROUNDUP:


16 VAE surveillance helps


MEANINGFUL USE Contemplating meaningful use


HMT asks industry experts to comment on the most important issues related to meeting MU.


clinicians improve outcomes What the CDC’s new ventilator- associated event protocol means.


RFID/RTLS/ASSET MANAGEMENT 18 N.J. health system saves $1.2 million


How real-time locating systems improve efficiency and patient care.


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COLUMNS Viewpoint by Phil Colpas


Thought Leaders: RTLS by Jay Deady


DEPARTMENTS Industry Watch


New Products: Security Solutions Guide: CPOE


SMARTPHONES 19 20


Healthcare’s new magic wand Mobile communication is driving innovation and improved care.


No Internet? No problem Ensuring access to clinical decision support even when Internet is spotty or nonexistent.


Potential is huge, so are challenges. 14 Stewards of our own healthcare


Growth of Web-based health records offers enormous benefits to consumers.


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Incorporating analytics into EMRs Pushes for quality care are inspiring a deeper delving into analytics.


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