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CONTENTS COVER STORY


Making clinical data analytics count


By Rick Dana Barlow 4 24 COLUMNS


Viewpoint By Matt Peacock Thought Leaders:


Closing the EMR donut hole By Steve Hynes, president elect, AHIOS, and president, MRO; and Matt Rohs, past- president, AHIOS, and VP and GM, ROI Services at HealthPort.


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DEPARTMENTS Industry Watch


Solutions Guide: Workfl ow 23 New Products and Services


TABLETS 14


8 Does size, volume really matter?


Health Management Technology reached out to group of executives in the data analytics space to clear up some of the fog, including: Todd Rothenhaus, Chief Medical Information Offi cer, athenahealth; Patricia Birch, Vice President and Healthcare Consulting Practice Head, Cognizant; Eric Mueller, Director, Product Management, Lumeris; Bonnie Cassidy, Senior Director of HIM Innovation, Nu- ance; Anil Jain, M.D., FACP, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Information Offi cer, Explorys Inc.; Dan Riskin, M.D., CEO, Health Fidelity; Tony Jones, M.D., CMO, Philips Healthcare’s Patient Care and Clinical Informatics’ Business Unit; and Karen Handmaker, MPP, Vice President, Population Health Strategies, Phytel.


REVENUE CYCLE MANAGEMENT


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Untangling healthcare’s Gordian knot The integrity of clinical documentation is vital to protecting an organization’s bottom line.


By Mel Tully, MSN, CCDS, CDIP, VP of clinical services and education, Nuance Communications


Three keys to successful RCM in 2014 ICD-10, new payment models, HIEs will all impact revenue cycle. By Jim Lacy, CFO and general counsel, ZirMed


December 2013 HEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY 14 www.healthmgttech.com


WORKFLOW 20


An elegant solution to improve workfl ow


This EHR enables clinicians to capture structured data at the POC.


By Stephen S. Hau, founder and chief technology offi cer, Shareable Ink.


The Source for Healthcare Information Systems Solutions www.healthmgttech.com


December 2013 Vol. 34, No. 12


Healthcare records – keeping


tabs Addressing security, integration and operating system choices. By Matt Peacock


Cover design by Geoffrey W. Smith | Cover photo © peshkova


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