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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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Prioritizing Nursing Sepsis Awareness and Compliance

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

September is Sepsis Awareness Month—an opportune time to reflect on the state of industry as it relates to reducing the impact of this potentially deadly condition. In terms of reach, the numbers are sobering: 1.5 million people in the U.S. contract sepsis each year, and a quarter of a million die annually from the condition.

 

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Clinical Process Improvement Crucial to Reducing Healthcare Cost and Improving Patient Outcomes

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

MINNEAPOLIS – September 11, 2018 – Clinical process improvement (CPI) is vital to improving financial performance and patient outcomes, according to a panel of leading healthcare executives interviewed by C-Suite Resources for a report released today by LogicStream Health. The report, “The New Healthcare Imperative,” details recommendations from top clinical innovators to overcome the common challenges of eliminating waste and reducing variation in care.

Carilion Clinic Renews Contract with LogicStream Health

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, September 05, 2018.

MINNEAPOLIS – September 5, 2018 – LogicStream Health announced today that Carilion Clinic has signed a three-year renewal for its leading clinical process improvement and control software. The self-service solution has allowed the health system’s clinical leaders to investigate and solve problems with clinical processes and streamline electronic health record (EHR) optimization efforts.

Steward Health Care Taps Wolters Kluwer Health for Solutions to Reduce Care Variation across 38-Hospital Network

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, August 27, 2018.

Largest U.S. private, for-profit ACO targets standardization of care throughout care continuum

August 27, 2018 – Wolters Kluwer Healthtoday announced that Steward Health Carehas selected Wolters Kluwer as the trusted source for a range of technology solutions that deliver the latest evidence and clinical surveillance within natural workflows that engage doctors, nurses, allied health professionals as well as patients. The collaboration is part of Steward’s forward-looking strategy to reduce variability in care across its large integrated care network that is projected to care for three million lives in 2018.

CORHIO Uses Wolters Kluwer Health IT to Improve Interoperability

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

August 21, 2018 - The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) recently deployed two Wolters Kluwer health IT solutions as part of an effort to promote interoperability, improve health data standardization, and offer network participants more advanced health data analytics and reporting.

CORHIO Collaborates with Wolters Kluwer to Advance Interoperability and Drive Smarter Data Analytics Insights

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

August 20, 2018 – Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that CORHIO has deployed Health Language Interoperability and Data Normalization Solutions to drive more meaningful insights into big data for more advanced analytics and reporting. The collaboration with Wolters Kluwer Health empowers CORHIO participants with the clinical intelligence needed to inform population health initiatives around such high-profile disease states as diabetes and congestive heart failure, as well as other high-value public health indicators.