Magazine Issue | August 26, 2011

Citical Content: Fronline Advice For Optimizing Health Data & Payment Workflows

Critical Content: Frontline Advice For Optimizing Health Data & Payment Workflows is a special edition of Health IT Outcomes that chronicles how many of today's leading hospitals are leveraging EHR, HIE, document and content management, and revenue cycle management technologies to enhance operational performance, improve patient care, and accelerate billing and payment. Best of all, the stories shared are from hospital CIOs, CMIOs, CFOs, and other executives that have already completed projects in these areas.


From The Editors:
Ken Congdon, Editor In Chief, Health IT Outcomes Peer Networks Drive HIT Success
Editor in chief Ken Congdon discusses how peer-to-peer education is key to a more cost-effective healthcare system through technology.
Vicki Amendola, Editor, Health IT Outcomes EHR Without ECM? Pointless
Editor Vicki Amendola outlines why and effective ECM  strategy is imperative to achieving a "complete EHR."

Executive Q&A:
Orlando Health The Two Sides Of HIE
Orlando Health's CTO discusses establishing effective HIE (health information exchange) both inside and outside of his health system.

Dr. Farzad Mostashari

Mostashari's Health IT Vision
The National Coordinator of Health IT's take on EHR effectiveness, troubling EHR research, and ensuring patient privacy in an electronic world.

Case Studies:
A Look Inside BHIX (Brooklyn Health Information Exchange)
Get an overview of the HIE technology, processes, and benefits of one of New York's largest RHIOs (Regional Health Information Organizations).

ECM Provides Coding Bridge For Hybrid Medical Records
Electronic document management software allows TUFTS Medical Center to cut outsourced coding costs more than 50% by providing coders with remote access to scanned physician notes.
Tufts Medical Center
Think Beyond Clinical Processes
Automating the workflow in the Charge Master and Purchase Requisition processes at the HSC Pediatric Center shaves days off approval cycles.

Industry Roundtables:
Navigating The EHR Minefield
Technology leaders from Bon Secours Health System, Concord Hospital, and Henry Ford Medical Center share their progress, best practices, and lessons learned for EHR adoption, implementation, and Meaningful Use.
Optimize Your Healthcare Revenue Cycle
Financial leaders from Cleveland Clinic, Advocate Healthcare, and New York-Presbyterian share their biggest RCM (revenue cycle management) challenges and successes, and offer advice on how to streamline your financial processes.

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