2012 July Features

July 2, 2012

ON THE COVER: ICD-10

How ICD-10 impacts revenue cycle management

Converting to the new code set will touch virtually every aspect of a provider’s operations.

By Sashi Padarthy

ICD-10

ICD-10 FAQ

Experts answer the most-asked questions about transitioning to the code set.

By Shelly Guffey and Dawn Duchek

ICD-10

Five steps to avoid ICD-10 stress

To keep from being overwhelmed by ICD-10 preparations, organizations should take manageable steps toward the end goal, and start planning for and working on the effort now.

By Ken Bradley

CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT

Collaboration strategies for CDS success

Evidence-based CDS has the potential to lower costs and improve outcomes by standardizing care.

By Pat Button

CLOUD COMPUTING

Tracking metrics in the cloud

Collection and reporting of key metrics are required by many emerging initiatives.

By Anil Kottoor

ASSET MANAGEMENT

Best systems are capable of ‘predictive maintenance’

Next-generation enterprise asset management presents challenges and opportunities.

By Shannon Klabnik and Jim Henderson

WIRELESS APPLICATIONS

How to leverage smartphone technologies

Improving communications with smartphones can lead to point-of-care improvements that affect both patient safety and bottom-line savings.

Trey Lauderdale

VIEWPOINT

Healthcare IT proffers smarter reform

By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor

THOUGHT LEADERS

Meeting the ACO challenge head on

Both payers and providers face complex technical and analytical challenges.

By Matt Kuntz

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