ON THE COVER: ICD-10
Converting to the new code set will touch virtually every aspect of a provider’s operations.
By Sashi Padarthy
Experts answer the most-asked questions about transitioning to the code set.
By Shelly Guffey and Dawn Duchek
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
Evidence-based CDS has the potential to lower costs and improve outcomes by standardizing care.
By Pat Button
Collection and reporting of key metrics are required by many emerging initiatives.
By Anil Kottoor
Next-generation enterprise asset management presents challenges and opportunities.
By Shannon Klabnik and Jim Henderson
Improving communications with smartphones can lead to point-of-care improvements that affect both patient safety and bottom-line savings.
By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor
Both payers and providers face complex technical and analytical challenges.
By Matt Kuntz