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March 4, 2013 / Issue 9

In this issue:

Electronic Health Record Association provides guidance on Stage 2 secure health transport

ICD-10 deadline offers chance to improve finances

Meaningful use boggles, but it ‘can heal the world’

Eighty percent of US physicians believe virtual assistants will drastically change healthcare by 2018

Mentoring and its role for HIT executives: A HIMSS13 primer

Annual HIMSS Analytics health IT trend report moves to quarterly releases

HIMSS13: Be there even if you can’t be there

New products and solutions from the show

View the NEW exciting White Papers and Webinars on HMT!

Navigate the Change in Healthcare

Clinical System Adoption in the Community Hospital: Five Strategies for Success

6 Critical Tips Regarding Hospital Smartphone Integration

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Electronic Health Record Association provides guidance on Stage 2 secure health transport

The Electronic Health Record Association (EHR Association), an organization of 40 electronic health record (EHR) companies, has just released its white paper, “Practical Guidance to Implement Meaningful Use Stage 2 Secure Health Transport for Certification and Meaningful Use.” The paper has been developed to help health IT developers and provider organizations alike meet certification and meaningful-use requirements as specified in the CMS and ONC meaningful-use Stage 2 final rules.

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ICD-10 deadline offers chance to improve finances

As the ICD-10 deadline looms closer, many healthcare organizations are still trying to come up with the most effective communications, collaboration and testing strategies to assure implementation of the diagnostic and procedural code set change.

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Meaningful use boggles, but it ‘can heal the world’

A packed house at the Meaningful Use Symposium held March 3 at the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition couldn’t help but inspire awe and possibly conjure a little concern in the hearts of those attending.

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Eighty percent of US physicians believe virtual assistants will drastically change healthcare by 2018

Nuance Communications recently surveyed U.S. doctors about the effect virtual assistants will have on healthcare. Overwhelmingly, 80 percent believe that, within five years, virtual assistants will drastically change how they interact and use electronic health records (EHRs) and other healthcare apps, making them more efficient and freeing up time to spend on patients.

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Mentoring and its role for HIT executives: A HIMSS13 primer

For tips on mentoring, HIMSS13 checked in with David Finn, the health information technology officer at Symantec. Here is David's primer on mentoring and how to maximize your interactions.

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Annual HIMSS Analytics health IT trend report moves to quarterly releases

In an attempt to keep industry leaders abreast of the latest developments within the ever-changing health information technology (HIT) landscape, HIMSS Analytics has announced that the annual “Essentials of the US Hospital IT Market” report, 8th Edition, will be released on a quarterly basis.

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HIMSS13: Be there even if you can’t be there

If you are unable to attend HIMSS13 in person, you can still get in on the action. HIMSS13 Online provides access to select portions of both live and on-demand events for a one-time fee of $39. Participants can gain valuable information and engage with peers as they seek out practical solutions to healthcare’s most demanding challenges. If you plan to attend the conference in person, add HIMSS13 Online to your registration and gain access to event highlights – during and after the show.

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New products and solutions from the show

What’s happening at HIMSS13 right now? New products and solutions featured at the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society show, March 3-7.

Dell launches enhanced-security tablet for healthcare

Dell launched the Latitude 10 enhanced-security configuration, a business-ready tablet designed to address the costly and time-consuming management and security challenges faced by healthcare organizations deploying tablets. The Latitude 10 tablet helps protect you with Intel Platform Trust Technology or Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) and a lock slot, as well as optional fingerprint and smart card reader combo.

Laptop cart with storage compartment

AFC Industries has created the LPC125 Laptop Cart with storage compartment. In it you get the same high-quality mobile cart you have come to expect from AFC Industries with the added convenience of a 12 x 12 x 5-inch-high storage compartment. This pneumatically height-adjustable unit is sturdy, lightweight and easy to maneuver with four 4-inch casters for a quiet glide, two of which are lockable for in-place stability.

Jump start your organization's transformation by streamlining end-to-end processes

Infor Healthcare’s industry-leading suite of Infor Lawson business IT solutions, along with the Infor Cloverleaf Integration and Information Exchange Suite, breaks down silos of processes and information across talent management, supply chain, revenue management and financials to create better operational efficiencies and better clinical outcomes.

GE Healthcare introduces Centricity Practice Solution 11

GE Healthcare’s Centricity Practice Solution 11 (CPS11) is a next-generation, fully integrated EMR and practice management solution designed to meet the complex needs and daunting challenges that today’s physicians are facing: meaningful use, ICD-10, accountable care and quality reporting, among many others. Along with its intuitive features, CPS11 includes: simplified data entry, built-in mapping functionalities between ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes, and support for information sharing between providers.

Four criteria to evaluate RAC software at HIMSS13

Lori Brocato, HealthPort audit product manager, authored a recent article in Health Management Technology for February 2013 titled, “Four Criteria to Evaluate RAC Software at HIMSS13.” Learn how to evaluate, implement and get every dollar out of RAC audit management software.

Game-changing innovation is in 3M’s DNA

When 3M created its 360 Encompass System, it reached out to healthcare leaders for input on how they wanted to connect and automate both coding and documentation improvement – two critical factors related to ICD-10 and performance-based reimbursement.

On-demand session on clinical documentation and RAC readiness presented by Wolters Kluwer Health

Check out the on-demand session titled, “Clinical Documentation Improvement in Advance of RAC Prepayment Audits” by Brian Carlson, senior marketing manager, Wolters Kluwer Health, at your own convenience. Available as part of HIMSS13 Online, the presentation provides insight into the financial challenges that cardiology and other specialties face under prepayment audit programs. Carlson also outlines the proactive measures that must be implemented to ensure documentation accurately demonstrates medical necessity.

Humetrix releases iBlueButton mobile apps for Android

Humetrix is working with Intel to demonstrate the new release of its award-winning iBlueButton mobile apps for Intel Atom-based Android phones. This latest release of iBlueButton means that consumers who use a growing number of Intel-based Android smartphones – and soon Intel-powered Android tablets – will be able to securely exchange their medical records with physicians at the point of care.

Next-gen EMPI and registry solutions from NextGate support cross-platform identity management

NextGate, a provider of enterprise master patient index (EMPI) and registry solutions, is demonstrating its Patient Portal, Provider Self-Service Portal, ACO Infrastructure and EMPI workflow solutions. The company’s EMPI and provider registry solutions facilitate patient identification, provider management and data de-duplication across multiple application systems, entities and stakeholders, which is integral to improving the quality of care for IDNs, ACOs, HIEs and MSOs.

Peerless debuts industry-first hybrid EMR cart

The PeerCare EMR Hybrid Cart is one of the few medical carts that can be end-user configured into powered and non-powered platforms (HCC201 and HCC101), giving healthcare professionals the flexibility of handling patient data on an iPad, Android, Window-embedded and other thin-tablet devices or on conventional notebook computers. The powered cart, when outfitted with an optional modular three-battery system co-developed by Peerless and technology partner Belkin, remains operational through multiple nursing shifts before needing recharging.

AT&T and Numera combine personal safety and home health management with new personal health gateway

AT&T will be the wireless network and location services provider for Numera Libris. Libris brings together home health management and a personal emergency response system (PERS) in one simple, mobile solution. Advances in wireless technology, activity monitoring and biometric monitoring make Numera Libris a comprehensive mobile solution designed to better address the needs of active adults, as well as the chronically ill and homebound.

Medical mount especially for tablet PCs

CIM med, the German specialist for stationary and mobile medical carrier solutions, is expanding in the United States. The company has introduced a special tablet mount for smart devices in the patient’s room. The solution’s carrier arm protects the smart device from impact without hindering ease of use. The frame ensures that the device will not be stolen.

CareTech Solutions introduces new Pulse IT Monitoring Service

CareTech Solutions, an information technology and Web products and services provider for more than 200 hospitals, is debuting CareTech Solutions Pulse, a new IT monitoring service for healthcare. Pulse is the only end-user experience monitoring solution for healthcare that integrates the monitoring of hospital clinical, business and ancillary applications, as well as the infrastructure on which they run, into one service.

Unisys Stealth: You can’t hack what you can’t see

Unisys Stealth renders users, data and infrastructure invisible to cyber criminals. This solution eliminates the balancing act between high levels of security and limited budgets. No longer do you have to hope you are secure enough, because the NSA, EAL4+ certified Stealth provides: unsurpassed data security for protected health information; simplified, agile security management; easy deployment and much more.


                    March 2013 HMT digital book





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