2011 May Features

May 1, 2011
COVER STORY – ROUND UP – HOSPITALS

How do we get to Meaningful Use Part 2

For our May issue, HMT put together a roundup on “Implementing Meaningful Use Objectives,” asking selected industry experts for their input.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS – PAYERS

Revolutionizing the coding and billing cycle with intelligent mobile technology

The rapid sophistication and adoption of mobile devices in healthcare has created an alternative to the traditional paper-based billing cycle.
By Paul Adkison

Finding buried treasure

Overcoming the barriers to better spend management in healthcare.
by Krista Fuller

SCHEDULING/STAFFING MANAGEMENT – HOSPITALS

Streamlining scheduling

Ohio regional healthcare enterprise uses Web-based workforce-management system to increase efficiency.

POINT OF CARE – HOSPITALS

Creating home medical devices

When it comes to designing products for home healthcare, challenges are universal.
by Peter Brady

BAR CODING – INFRASTRUCTURE

Improving medical device connectivity

Both bar coding and RFID technologies can be applied to improve workflow.
by Brian McAlpine

OUTSOURCING – INFRASTRUCTURE

Spotlight on HIEs and EHRs

How outsourcing fits in.
by Jack L. Buxbaum

PREDICTIVE MODELING – HOSPITALS

Forecasting risk

Risk management will become increasingly critical in accountable care models.
by Clayton Ramsey

Real-time analytics increase early discharges

Dashboard lowers cost per case, improves patient satisfaction and minimizes staff frustration.
by Michael C. Lindberg, M.D.

HANDHELD DEVICES – HOSPITALS

Optimizing patent strategies

Maintain a competitive edge by creating a strategic patent portfolio.
by David J. Dykeman

THOUGHT LEADERS

Outsourcing with control

by Doug Cox

VIEWPOINT

A Dear John letter to technology

by Phil Colpas

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