2010 October Features

Oct. 1, 2010

Cover Story

Whither healthcare IT?
From the impact of HITECH to the industry’s perception of healthcare IT, our panel of experts weighs in on some heavy issues.

Claims & Coding

Eliminate charge disparity
After Bon Secours aligned its revenue and procurement departments, items marked “non-billable” in the past were found to be billable and worth millions of dollars.

Electronic Health Records

Optimizing release-of-information processes
While Underwood-Memorial Hospital was already working with a provider that was meeting most of its medical records needs, a key element was missing.

Cloud Computing

What happens when HIEs meet Web 2.0?
How cloud computing and service-oriented architecture (SOA) work with healthcare information exchanges (HIEs).

Pioneers of HMT

Up from the basement: PART II
Former HMT publisher Mike Hilts explores three decades of evolution in healthcare IT.

Evidence-based Medicine

Improving healthcare outcomes through EBM
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) can fundamentally transform healthcare, leading to a more personalized paradigm of care that preserves innovation while addressing waste in the system.

Work-flow Management

The elephant in the room is administrative work flow
How one hospital reduced administrative-related costs by 70 percent through work-flow automation.


Technology is here to help us … right?
By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor

Thought Leaders

Integrated health record can show meaningful use
by Ravi Sharma