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Clinicians in 139 Countries Turn to Wolters Kluwer’s UpToDate Advanced to Deliver High-Quality Care

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

Interactive pathways help clinicians reduce care variability, inappropriate testing and unnecessary antibiotic prescribing

WALTHAM, Mass. – July 11, 2019 – Wolters Kluwer, Health today announced that the use of UpToDate Advanced continues to grow significantly around the world since its release in February 2018. In 16 months, nearly 700 hospitals and health systems in 25 countries as well as 17,000 individual UpToDate subscribers in 139 countries have taken advantage of the interactive pathways to improve care.

The Transportation Effect In Healthcare: Improving Population Health Through Better Access To Care

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, July 03, 2019.

The buzz around social determinants of health (SDoH) is making waves across the healthcare industry. Linked to roughly 80 percent of overall health, stakeholders are increasingly embracing the opportunity of addressing SDoH in care management workflows.
SDoH are defined by Healthy People 2020 as the “conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.” Essentially, these elements encompass the non-clinical factors that can promote or hinder a patient’s ability to fully comply with care plans.

 

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Wolters Kluwer Study Finds Medical Students Spending More on Mobile & Online Board Review Prep for Licensing Exams

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

With students relying more on test prep sites and apps, Firecracker taps AI to deliver higher exam scores

June 26, 2019 – Medical students increased their investment in information and educational resources by 14% in 2018, with approximately 60% of those dollars going toward board review and preparatory support, according to a survey of American Medical Student Association (AMSA) members. The survey, conducted in coordination with Wolters Kluwer, Health, also found that more than half of medical students rank online question banks such as those in the company’s AI-powered Firecracker® solution among their top three tools for course study.

In Response to Accelerating Growth, FDS Expands Executive Team with Addition of John Triscoli and David Roth

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

FORT WORTH, TX – (June 20, 2019) – Pharmacy technology company FDS, Inc. announced today the recent appointments of healthcare industry experts John Triscoli as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and David Roth as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

VirtualHealth Closes Series B Funding

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

NEW YORK – June 18, 2019 – VirtualHealth, provider of HELIOS, the leading SaaS platform for care management and population health, today announced it has closed a Series B financing round bringing the total amount raised by the company to more than $25 million. Led by Edison Partners and existing investors, the latest funding provides strategic capital to fuel the company’s rapid growth and product innovations.


VirtualHealth’s HELIOS Platform Achieves NCQA Prevalidation For Population Health Management

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

NEW YORK – APRIL 16, 2019 – VirtualHealth, the leading provider of population health and care management technologies, today announced its HELIOS platform has received Population Health Management (PHM) Prevalidation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for 2019 standards—a notable achievement that empowers the company’s clients to meet new NCQA accreditation requirements.


Improving Costs and Outcomes Across Complex and Vulnerable Populations

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, March 18, 2019.

Coordinated care is an essential part of redefining the future of healthcare. A single integrated ecosystem means we can finally optimize healthcare decisions and be proactive rather than waiting for the patient to knock on the doctor’s door. Unfortunately, forward momentum is not that simple with the steady rise in healthcare costs impacting the success of technology. Perhaps these rising costs have also served as a catalyst for notable increases in the number of Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees between 2004 and 2017—tripling from 5.3 million to 19 million. The Congressional Budget Office projects MA enrollees to reach 37% of the population by 2020 and 42% of the population by 2028.

 

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VirtualHealth Promotes Sue Powers to Chief Growth Officer

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, January 08, 2019.

NEW YORK – January 8, 2019 – VirtualHealth, the leading SaaS platform for care management and population health, announced today the appointment of Sue Powers to the position of Chief Growth Officer. Building on nearly two decades of experience as a healthcare executive, Powers will lead the company’s plans for growth and expanded market share following a year of record-breaking customer expansion that culminated in VirtualHealth being ranked 39th on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500™.

VigiLanz and Cincinnati Children’s Partner to Commercialize a Real-Time Solution to Minimize Acute Kidney Injury in Pediatrics

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, November 29, 2018.

MINNEAPOLIS & CINCINNATI – (November 29, 2018) – VigiLanz and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center today announced a collaboration that leverages Cincinnati Children’s ground-breaking research on pediatric nephrotoxic kidney injury and VigiLanz’s capabilities to commercialize a solution for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in pediatric patients. Dubbed NINJA, or Nephrotoxic Injury Negated by Just-in-time Action, the solution enables real-time identification and monitoring of patients at risk for AKI due to exposure to nephrotoxic drugs.

Voice Technology: A Disruptive Force in Healthcare

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

Voice technology is a disruptive force across many industries, and healthcare is no exception. In sync with tools like Amazon Alexa and Echo, voice-user interfaces (VUI) have the potential to take care management to the next level, and the advantages extend far beyond simple conveniences for patients.

The world of healthcare lives in siloes: patients, family members, doctors, care managers, and health aides, just to name a few. All are inputting valuable health information from disparate systems, devices, and other sources—resulting in a fragmented view of the patient’s health.

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VirtualHealth Ranked 39th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500™

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

Attributes 3336 percent revenue growth to the rapid adoption of its leading care management platform across the healthcare industry

NEW YORK – November 15, 2018 – VirtualHealth, the leading SaaS platform for care management and population health, today announced it ranked No. 39 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. The company also ranked within the top 10 fastest growing companies in New York City.

Quality Data Key To New Payment Rule

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, October 12, 2018.

In early August, the Centers for Medicare & MedicaidServices (CMS) issued its new payment rule with provisionsaimed at advancing patient-centered care. The good news isthat the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and theLong-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System (LTCHPPS) includes changes to existing requirements and newspecifications that should advance this goal

 

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Carrot Health Named Top Healthcare Startup in 2018 Minnesota Cup

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

MINNEAPOLIS – October 9, 2018 – Carrot Health, a leading provider of healthcare business intelligence powered by social determinants of health, was named the winner of the Life Sciences/Health IT division of the 2018 Minnesota Cup, and was runner up in the overall competition to identify the state’s top startup organizations. The recognition came after a judging process that spanned seven months and included working with experienced mentors to polish its business plan for presentation to the Grand Prize Award committee.

Novant Health Leverages Wolters Kluwer’s Lippincott Solutions to Establish Nursing Care Standards and Exceed Quality Benchmarks

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, October 02, 2018.

October 2, 2018 – Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today that Novant Health is utilizing the Lippincott® Solutions suite to advance its wide-ranging quality improvement initiatives focused on standardizing care across 15 acute care hospitals and medical centers in four U.S. states. By equipping nurses with readily available evidence-based decision support and clinical education resources, Lippincott Solutions plays an important role in helping Novant Health facilities maintain Magnet Recognition®.

SNOMED CT and the EHR: Why Should a HIM Professional Care?

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, September 20, 2018.

Health information management (HIM) professionals serve as the data stewards of the patient medical record. They are responsible for capturing all necessary information about a patient and managing that information over time. As such, it is vital that these professionals understand how clinical data is captured and stored in the age of electronic health records (EHRs).

 

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