2012 February Features

Jan. 27, 2012

COVER STORY – Cloud Solutions

Making the cloud work for healthcare

Cloud computing offers incredible opportunities to improve healthcare, reduce costs and accelerate ability to adopt new IT services.

By Geoff Webb, Credant Technologies

CLOUD SOLUTIONS

Getting started with cloud computing

Offloading ancillary applications helps data center expand without adding cost or staff.

By Dee Cantrell and Mariano Maluf

SECURITY

Transferring data securely from medical devices to EMRs

Cardiac clinic moves closer to going paperless.

By Luiz F. Perez

SECURITY

How safe is the cloud?

All of the pieces are in place to enable secure and compliant cloud-based storage environments.

By Jay Savaiano

ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS

An EHR that delivers results

Arizona doctors credit EHR with helping them grow their practice into the largest of its specialty in the state.

By LaShonza Alexis

ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS

A look at unintended consequences of EHRs

The industry needs to focus on building EHRs that decrease medical errors and enhance patient care.

By Lou Ann Wiedemann

ACOs

RCM a critical component of accountability models

Revenue cycle management holds the key to successful financial contracting in the world of accountability reform.

By Seema Mathur and Kim Lorusso

ICD-10

Time for action

Ten critical areas of ICD-10 focus for healthcare executives.

By Jim Jacobs and Bonnie Cassidy

FORECAST ROUNDUP: PART II

Looking toward the future

Industry insiders weigh in on the year ahead in healthcare technology.

HOSPITAL INFORMATION SYSYTEMS

Overcoming the challenges of enterprise-wide system integration

For Kettering Health Network, selecting the right solution has made all the difference.

By Jon Russell and Bill Hudson

HOSPITAL INFORMATION SYSYTEMS

Going beyond disaster recovery

Don’t wait for an earthquake to set up remote-hosting options.

By Nick Heuberger

VIEWPOINT

On HIMSS exhibition floor, advances are exponential

By Phil Colpas

THOUGHT LEADERS

ICD-10’s impact on staffing

By Joe Gurrieri

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