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August 16, 2011 / Issue 32

In This Issue

arrowMaximize the effectiveness of disaster preparedness

arrowSecrets of HIE success revealed

arrowWestchester Medical Center turns transparency into $8.9 million in savings

arrowIngenious Med founder Steven Liu named Physician Entrepreneur of the Year

arrowDriving wireless device adoption in the U.S. healthcare sector

arrowFirst phase of Epocrates EHR solution is available

arrowAnalysis: Medicaid cuts may limit care for 2014 enrollees


Featured Article

Maximize the effectiveness of disaster preparedness

At Good Samaritan Hospital Los Angeles, a SaaS-based automated incident management system provides a top-down culture of accountability and reporting for everything from floods to power outages and more.


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HIEs

Secrets of HIE success revealed

The National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) has released its report, “Secrets of HIE Success Revealed: Lessons from the Leaders” that features case studies of 12 winning health information exchange (HIE) organizations from across the U.S. The HIEs represent a diverse group of organizations, including for-profit entities, non-profit entities and a government agency, chosen based on their innovative strategies and business models, the value and impact they are having in their respective communities and their maturity in achieving sustainability.

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Revenue Cycle Management/Supply Chains

Westchester Medical Center turns transparency into $8.9 million in savings

When Roger Weems, senior vice president, performance management, Westchester Medical Center (WMC), took on supply-chain responsibilities in April 2009, years of outsourcing the materials management function had left the organization unable to easily track how much was being spent, determine the rationale for product selection or evaluate how efficiently those expenditures were handled. Advanced data analytics from Aspen Healthcare Metrics, a MedAssets company, changed all that.

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Kudos

Ingenious Med founder Steven Liu named Physician Entrepreneur of the Year

Steven Liu, M.D., is the 2011 recipient of Modern Physician’s annual Physician Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Selected from a pool of 68 nominees, Liu parlayed his experience as a practicing hospitalist into a multimillion-dollar business whose devices are now in the hands of nearly 10,000 users.

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White Paper

Driving wireless device adoption in the U.S. healthcare sector

“Mobile Devices and Healthcare: What’s New, What Fits and How Do You Decide?” is a new white paper from Frost & Sullivan that examines the strengths and drawbacks of four major mobile device types: smartphones, tablets, push-to-talk communication devices and machine-to-machine (M2M) remote medical monitoring devices. Each device category is evaluated for application in three unique environments: the hospital, physician’s office and the patient’s home. Criteria for selecting a mobility partner are also discussed.

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EHRs

First phase of Epocrates EHR solution is available

Epocrates EHR is a mobile and Web-based electronic health record designed to meet the needs of solo and small physician practices. The SaaS system features patient encounter notes, electronic lab integration, e-prescribing and drug content.

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Intriguing

Analysis: Medicaid cuts may limit care for new 2014 enrollees

Three years before Medicaid is due to cover millions of uninsured Americans, state funding cuts may be undermining how much care the government-run health insurance program for the poor will offer new enrollees.

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