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Health Management Technology
March 2009 | www.healthmgttech.com | Issue 3

Health Management Technology
Health Management Technology

Physician Relationship Management Valued as Critical Pursuit for Bottom-line Success

By Pranam Ben and Diana Croft

The healthcare industry is feeling the effects of the current economy and hospitals are struggling to achieve the competing objectives of providing exceptional patient care while protecting their bottom line. Hospital administrators and executives recognize the challenges, but only those who take proactive measures to ensure the stability of their revenue streams and improve continuity of care will remain viable in the long-term.

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Editorial

From the Bottom Up

Congress is moving to strengthen legislation and increase funding to the Federally Qualified Health Center program (FQHC), which provides funding for community health centers in rural and urban communities, and which Presidents Bush and Obama both support.

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Articles

Physician Relationship Management Valued as Critical Pursuit for Bottom-line Success

eNews

California EDs Launching HIE

A statewide system to provide California physicians with secure electronic access to critical patient information is set to launch in 23 Orange County emergency departments (ED). Read More

Medicare e-Prescribing Payments Begin

Jan. 1 marked the beginning of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) e-prescribing incentive program. Read More

New HITSP Specifications Recognized

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) formally recognized a set of new interoperability specifications from the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), declaring the recognition Jan. 21 in the Federal Registrar. Read More

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Collaborative Communication
Patient Engagement

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Gartner: Q&A for IT Service Management for the Care Delivery Organization

Gartner Research VP Barry Runyon explains IT service management and provides insight into establishing a formal maturity process for managing IT operations.
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Business of Health
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ITSM for the High-Performance Hospital

Like their patients, hospitals need regular monitoring of vital signs. This paper examines how IT Service Management technology can improve EMR and quality of care.
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