2010 April Features

April 1, 2010

Cover Story

An intelligent patient focus
Cambridge Memorial Hospital is increasing efficiency and improving patient care with a new emergency room tracking board and business-intelligence system.

Work-flow Management

Change unmanageable work-flow procedures
System provides physician practice with streamlined work flow, easy user interface, filing templates, reduced costs, and organization and multitasking of documents.

Radiology Systems/PACS/Imaging

Use standards-based approach for integration
Blending with custom interfaces can yield efficiencies and shorten the time required to deliver diagnostic information to care providers.

Revenue Cycle/Management

Where revenue-cycle management goes wrong
Increased profits, streamlined operations and a strengthened financial position are all benefits of the right type of RCM implementation.

Wireless/Mobility

Keep the wireless network healthy
LibertyHealth upgraded its wireless network to assure users had the 24-hour access needed by healthcare applications.

Patient Safety

VA strengthens critical patient-safety procedure
Two systems replace traditional paper-based informed-consent process with an electronic time-out checklist integrated into electronic records.

Viewpoint

HMT@HIMSS
By Ken Anderberg, Publisher/Editorial Director

Thought Leaders

Four ideas to improve staff management
By Michael Meisel

Pioneers in Healthcare IT

The cost of data processing
By Art Randall

Records Security

Hospital chooses SaaS for Web performance
By Saurabh Bhatnagar

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HIMMS 10 Product Review

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