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