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September 27, 2011 / Issue 38

In This Issue

arrowImaging’s seismic shift to the cloud

arrowTop insights from the Mayo Clinic's Transform Conference

arrowIndiana Univ. hospitals tap McKesson to prep for ICD-10, ANSI 5010

arrowPoll: Health industry lacks patient data safeguards

arrowSecretary Sebelius spotlights new efforts to empower patients to increase secure access to their health information

arrowHealthcare Business Intelligence Summit

arrowA 3D smartphone to match your white lab coat

arrowHow one small group sets doctors' pay


EDIS

Wellsoft EDIS at Its BEST .... Again! See us at AHIMA

Consistently ranked #1 EDIS by KLAS, Wellsoft EDIS offers an exceptional combination of features, experience and support. A defining feature is the level of workflow consulting provided. Wellsoft EDIS is certified for Meaningful Use. Features include Patient Tracking, Clinical Documentation, Orders/Results, Charge Capture, Risk Management and much more. AHIMA Booth #1532

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Featured Article

Imaging’s seismic shift to the cloud

As the industry continues to move to the cloud, it’s imperative to take the necessary steps for making sure providers leverage an integrated system for storing EHR and medical images.

By Joe Moock

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Featured Webinar

5 Things Your Switch Vendor Won’t Tell You

EMRs, telemedicine, mobile health initiatives and continuing cost pressures create increased demands on hospital data networks. This results in the need to get more out of your optical network while leveraging your existing infrastructure.

This webinar will discuss new techniques that switch vendors may be apprehensive to share.

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Event Report

Top insights from the Mayo Clinic's Transform Conference

A CT machine from the GE Adventure Series. Credit: GE Healthcare

At this year's Mayo Clinic Transform symposium, Beth Comstock, GE's chief marketing officer, and GE Healthcare design head Bob Schwartz joined other leading healthcare luminaries to explore creativity in healthcare innovation. They emphasized the importance of incorporating empathy and good design into the process and invited the crowd to join GE as it applies those principles to tackling a major disease like cancer. Harnessing data was one of the many important topics discussed.

arrow Read the GE show report >>>

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Featured Webinar

Best practices for implementing interoperable EDR and EHR solutions

View a free webinar and learn how Health Choice Network developed strategic steps and best practices that you can follow to implement a seamless interoperable EHR/EDR solution for your organization.

You will discover:

  • Best practices for EDR and EHR implementation
  • Considerations for choosing EDR and EHR vendor partners
  • Next steps on your journey towards Meaningful Use

Presenter
Alex Romillo serves as Sr. Vice President and CIO for HCN, Inc. and was awarded the 2010 CIO Technology Leader of the Year by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce in Miami-Dade Florida.

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Claims and Coding

Indiana Univ. hospitals tap McKesson to prep for ICD-10, ANSI 5010

As part of their strategy to prepare for ICD-10 and ANSI 5010 regulations, Indiana University Health (IU Health) Bloomington and Paoli Hospital recently went live on the latest release of McKesson’s Horizon Patient Folder electronic document management system. The solution is one of the first on the market to help providers transition to the new billing, coding and electronic data interchange requirements while continuing to support existing transactions.

arrow Read about the solution >>>

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White Paper

First Smartphones. Now Tablets. New Survey Results Uncover How Hospitals Like Yours Are Keeping Up

After surveying more than 600 healthcare organizations, we now have a better understanding of how smartphones & tablets are changing the way hospital staff communicate today. Discover key findings, learn more about the state of smartphones & tablets in hospitals and the steps your organization can take to keep up with the changes.

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Security

Poll: Health industry lacks patient data safeguards

New technologies are flooding into the healthcare world, but the industry is not adequately prepared to protect patients from data breaches, according to a report published last week.

arrow Read the Reuters article >>>

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White Paper

EHR Data Migration for Successful Application Implementations

This online guide provides a variety of printable and multimedia resources demonstrating why data migration is key to overcoming the data challenges and increasing the success of electronic medical record implementations.

arrow Click Here to Sign up for Informatica's Online Guide >>>


Information Access

Secretary Sebelius spotlights new efforts to empower patients to increase secure access to their health information

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently proposed new rules that would expand the rights of patients to access their health information through the use of health information technology (IT).

arrow Read the HHS release >>>

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White Paper

Understanding the Escalating Data Challenges of “Meaningful Use”

This white paper written by industry expert Shahid Shah addresses the challenges healthcare IT professionals face when preparing to meet Meaningful Use standards and the capabilities needed to complete a successful transition.

arrow Download link >>>


Events

Healthcare Business Intelligence Summit

The 3rd Annual Healthcare Business Intelligence (BI) Summit will be held Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center. This day-long, no-cost seminar will focus on managing increasing data volume, providing valuable insight through analytics and supporting the evolution of ACO and medical home models.

arrow Learn more about this event >>>

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White Paper

Database Archiving and Legacy App Retirement for ARRA and Healthcare Reform

Healthcare organizations must manage exploding data volumes. Database archiving and legacy application retirement solutions can cost-effectively manage data growth, reduce costs, and meet regulatory requirements during this complex process.

arrow Download link >>>


Mobile Devices

A 3D smartphone to match your white lab coat

Sprint customers in medical professions can add one more item to the list of things they love about the HTC EVO 3D smartphone: The 4G device is finally available in white. The EVO 3D is the first glasses-free 3D device with a QHD 3D 4.3-inch display and 1.2-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor. The unit also features dual 5-megapixel cameras that can be used to capture both high-quality conventional and 3D images and videos. The mobile hotspot capability supports up to eight Wi-Fi devices simultaneously. Exclusively at RadioShack.

arrow View the 3D smartphone >>>

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White Paper

ICD-10: A Master Data Problem

Learn how a MDM approach can solve challenges associated with transitioning to ICD-10 by utilizing a single business process management layer with centralized rules, mappings, and translations that can be applied uniformly to all applications.

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Intriguing

How one small group sets doctors' pay

Why are there so many medical specialists in a time when we need more primary care doctors? Meet the RUC, a committee of 29 men and women who play a critical role in dividing the Medicare pie.

arrow Read the NYT article >>>

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White Paper

Business Needs Drive Demand for Information Management Systems at Healthcare Provider Organizations

The challenge facing healthcare organizations is how to manage and distribute the information. This white paper describes how organizations are dealing with information and data management demands to meet decision making and compliance needs.

arrow Download link >>>


Video

CPOE: A physician’s personal story

Successful CPOE adoption is critical for meaningful use. How do you get your physicians on board? View this video to hear from one physician who went from doubter to believer, working with Healthcare Management Systems. Contact HMS directly at 1-800-383-3317 for more information, or visit us at hmstn.com.

arrow Watch the video >>>


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