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CONTENTS The ripe time to merge?


THINK TANK By Rick Dana Barlow 2 24


COLUMNS Viewpoint


Decoding my HIMSS14 experience By Jason Free, Features Editor


Thought Leaders


Transitioning to ICD-10 By Ken Edwards, Vice President of Operations, ZirMed


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DEPARTMENTS Industry Watch


ICD-10, HIT Education, HIEs, Analytics, Big Data


Dashboard


Nurse Call/Care Team Communications


HIMSS14 Product Spotlight


TACTICAL OPERATIONS Facing the music


Experts discuss fi scal, IT fruitfulness


Health Management Technology explored the IT challenges and complexities during a merger of two corporate entities, and asked a small group of IT executives for their insights on how to succeed. The group of executives includes: Sheldon Newman, Co-Founder, CFO, Executive Vice President, Channel Partner Relationships, ViiMed; Steve Matheson, Vice President, Product Management, BridgeHead Software; Frank Negro, Practice Leader, Global Healthcare Consult- ing, Dell Services; Chris Watson, Chief Operating Offi cer, Brightree; Steve Fanning, Vice President, Healthcare Industry Strategy, Infor.


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More than 20 key merger strategies IT execs should employ


STRATEGIC DIRECTIVES 12


Better put on your running shoes Mitigate the risks of cyber attacks. By Jason Free, Features Editor


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April 2014 Vol. 35, No. 4


14 Why the supply chain must take the


lead with UDI/GUDID. By Jason Free, Features Editor


TRENDING TOPICS


Witnessing down in the delta: Update #1


A living case study of the Mississippi


Diabetes Telehealth Network. By Jason Free, Features Editor


Cover design by Geoffrey Smith

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