2012 March Features

March 1, 2012

COVER STORY

Watson, I presume?

A doctor it’s not, but artificial-intelligence technology similar to that used by IBM’s Watson to win “Jeopardy!” may make solving future healthcare data and diagnostic problems elementary.

By Joe Petro

DECISION SUPPORT

Solution helps shorten referral wait times

University Health System uses referral-automation and decision-support software to reduce wait times for specialty care.

By Gary McWilliams

DISASTER RECOVERY

Don’t roll the dice on data loss

Implement smart recovery to reduce disaster recovery costs in healthcare.

By Chris Poelker

DISASTER RECOVERY

Improving disaster recovery outcomes

Healthcare data must be protected to conform to HIPAA requirements, which active archive supports through the expanded role of tape.

By Molly Rector

DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT

Navigating regulations

How Edward Hospital & Health Services is achieving secure document management.

By Mark Wesley

DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT

Taking an enterprise view of content management

Why deploying an enterprise-wide content management strategy throughout the healthcare organization yields value greater than the sum of its parts.

By Susan deCathelineau

EDUCATION

Filling the skills gap

College of St. Scholastica expands healthcare IT education offerings.

By Kurt Linberg

WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT

RTLS solves patient-tracking emergency

Real-time location system enables ED to boost quality and improve efficiency.

By Linda Laskowski-Jones

WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT

Focus less on technology, more on workflow and people

Intel-GE Care Innovations has developed a four-phase approach to help healthcare organizations prepare for and implement new technology.

By Julie Cheitlin Cherry

HOSPITAL INFORMATION SYSYTEMS

Unifying anesthesia documentation

Central Washington Hospital implements solutions to automate all aspects of perioperative care.

By Dr. John Thomas

VIEWPOINT

U.S. a leader in adopting healthcare IT? Not when it comes to ICD-10

By Phil Colpas

THOUGHT LEADERS

Developing standards for unstructured documents

By Peter Bedell, Fujitsu Computer Products of America

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