Newsletter | May 8, 2012

05.08.12 -- Key To Lean Healthcare?; 'Make Or Break' Mobile Power Secrets; Spend 90% Less On Transcription

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You Can Enhance Patient Care By Automating Paper-Based Processes

Discover how St. John Health Systems, one of the largest and most respected healthcare providers in Oklahoma, was able to automate and streamline its manual, paper based processes to better manage costs and drive improved patient care. 

From The Editor

Kaizen: The Key To Lean Healthcare?
By Ken Congdon, editor in chief, Healthcare Technology Online
Kaizen is a philosophy that promotes continuous small process improvements implemented by frontline employees. Could this lean strategy provide a significant boost to your health IT initiatives?

Featured Articles

Tablet PCs Strengthen EMR, CPOE, And Reimbursement
By Vicki Amendola, editor, Healthcare Technology Online
Tablet PCs extend the EMR, increasing efficiency and accuracy while also reducing lost reimbursement risk at East Jefferson General Hospital, but it's the patients who benefit most.


3 ‘Make Or Break' Secrets About Your COW's Mobile Power System
By Patricia Moore, president of CompuCaddy
Clinicians depend on a cart's power system to provide ample runtime while requiring minimal charge time, and three critical factors can lead to success or failure.


The ROI Of A Satisfied Healthcare Workforce
By Concerro, Inc.
This white paper outlines how investing in workforce management software can help a healthcare facility attract and maintain a skilled and satisfied workforce -- contributing to lower costs, increased revenue, and enhanced patient care in the long run.


Community Health Centers: A Care Coordination Model On The Forefront Of Delivery Reform
By Greenway Medical Technologies
While CHCs make up less than 5% of the ambulatory clinics in the United States, they are at the forefront of technology adoption, care coordination and population health management as a result of an emphasis on quality improvement in healthcare.

Industry News

HIMSS Analytics Recognizes Banner Health With Stage 7 Award
BRIT Systems, Medic Vision Enter Agreement For Support Of Installed SafeCT Systems
Wisconsin Radiology Practice Turns To McKesson For Full-Service Revenue Management
Radiopaedia Announces New Radiology App For iOS Users
HHS Enlists Archimedes To Expand Government's Use Of Health Care Modeling For Forecasting Quality And Cost Outcomes
NoMoreClipboard Launches Enhanced Blue Button Capability
VisualMD And Sermo Partner To Enhance Web's Largest Community Platform For Physicians
Merge Healthcare Releases Image Archiving In The Cloud Via Merge Honeycomb
10 New Health 2.0 Companies Launch! At Health 2.0 Spring Fling Matchpoint Boston
BCS And HIMSS Analytics Europe To Collaborate On EMR Adoption Model Project
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Meet Healthcare's Unique Physical And Digital Documentation Challenges
FirstCare needed an efficient system of document generation and information archiving in order to meet regulatory standards and improve customer service. Learn how FirstCare implemented an integrated solution that would effectively produce ID cards on a mass scale and offer consumers access to their account information via an online portal.

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Protect Patients And Providers By Using Bar Codes In The Hospital Pharmacy
By taking action to ensure all medications used in the hospital include a bar code, pharmacists can set a strong foundation for patient safety initiatives and align their organization with patient safety goals established by The Joint Commission and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Zebra Technologies

Right-Size Storage And Your Budget With The Cloud
Regional Medical Center (The Med) is a healthcare provider of efficient, quality healthcare for individuals throughout a five-state region within 150-miles of Memphis, Tennessee.

Iron Mountain

Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group Reduces Transcription Costs By 90%, Increases EHR Adoption
With 400 physicians and 1,700 staff members, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group is one of the largest, most comprehensive medical groups in San DiegoCounty. Each of the group’s 19 locations offers primary and specialty care, laboratory, physical therapy, radiology, pharmacy, and urgent care services.

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