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Increased Revenues, Refill Gains Identified by American Pharmacies as Top Benefits of RxCOMPASS, Powered by FDS Inc.’s myDataMart

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

RxCOMPASS reports generated gains of more than 1,800 prescription refills and net revenues of $171,000 at six American Pharmacies (APRx) member pharmacies over a 33-week period, while five other APRx pharmacies realized significant gains in refills and increased revenues by $108,000 in just 16 weeks. Those were the findings of two studies on the efficacy of the business intelligence reporting tool powered by myDataMart from FDS, Inc. that were released by the member-owned buying cooperative at its annual shareholder meeting, which took place in June in San Antonio, Texas.

Halifax Health Engaged In Stealth War On Sepsis

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

A single question drives some of the decision-making in the emergency room at Halifax Health Medical Center: Does this patient have an infection?

In medicine, few things are as elusive as sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition triggered when the body responds to an infection. If it’s caught early, it can be contained and treated. But the symptoms — a fever, difficulty breathing or a rapid heart rate — are so common the condition often is not diagnosed.

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Digital health startups draw record investments in the first half of 2017

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

During the first half of this year, digital health startups raised more money than ever, with 188 digital health deals and $3.5 billion invested, according to a new report.If financing continues at this clip, 2017 will see $2.7 billion more in investments than last year, when there was $4.3 billion invested.

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Healthify Raises $6.5 Million to Transform How Healthcare Addresses Social Needs

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

Healthify, a leading community referral and social determinants management platform, announced the close of a $6.5 million Series-A round led by BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners (BCBSVP). Primary Venture Partners (PVP) and Activate Venture Partners (AVP) increased their investment in Healthify after participating in last year’s $2.5 million seed round. To date, Healthify has raised over $9.5 million through investments, grants and awards.


FacilityONE Technologies Enters Academic Market with PikMyKid Partnership

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

FacilityONE Technologies®, LLC, which provides a cloud-based Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) that enhances a building's functional and economic lifespan and boosts employee productivity, announced today a strategic sales partnership with PikMyKid. This partnership with PikMyKid, the leader in comprehensive School Safety Platforms, will enable schools and school districts to leverage enhanced facility, logistical and safety management processes.

Under the agreement, FacilityONE and PikMyKid will coordinate on opportunities to equip schools with a robust and customizable suite of resource-saving solutions that alleviate inefficient dismissal processes and building maintenance logistics and improve disaster and emergency preparedness.

FacilityONE's UNITY™ system provides organizations with the information and data needed to seamlessly manage facility performance, risks, cost compliance and maintenance. The user-friendly platform and facility digital blueprint technology is easily accessible both on- and offline on all mobile devices, providing school staff, facility managers and first responders convenient access to the facility's digital floor plans and critical facility information -- at any time and at any location inside or outside of the facility. These enhanced functionalities effectively reduce response time and ensure immediate work order access, generating significant time and cost savings. Further, the system's all inclusive, automatic program updates eliminate downtime, enabling enhanced efficiency and productivity with no additional versions to purchase. This results in extending the life of facility assets.

"We are excited about our joint venture with PikMyKid as we focus our combined energies to empower educational institutions to leverage innovative technologies to improve and extend the functional lifespan of the physical plant," said Cathy Powell-Voigt, Executive Chair and CEO, FacilityONE. "This unified effort will also ensure student safety anywhere on school grounds. Together, these solutions mitigate risks of natural disasters and emergency situations, creating a more safe and secure environment for students and faculty."

In addition to maintaining and overseeing facility maintenance and management, the FacilityONE system also enables collaboration between the school and local first responders to support emergency preparedness. Specifically designed for this purpose, FacilityONE's HAWK™ (Helping America Watch over its Kids) program provides strengthened safety precautions and enables access to critical facility information, enabling an impactful and rapid respond to potential emergency situations while achieving the highest level of safety for students and staff.

"At PikMyKid, we are incredibly proud of our successes in innovating and improving traffic mitigation and student safety. By working closely with FacilityONE, we will be able to provide school systems nationwide with the most comprehensive solutions for school safety and emergency preparedness," said Pat Bhava, Co-founder and CEO, PikMyKid. "This partnership represents an exciting time in our company's history and will help to strengthen student safety while improving operations of the academic facilities that are the bedrock of education."

PikMyKid helps school systems overcome student security gaps through a cost-effective safety platform that has achieved parent engagement rates of more than 85 percent in most participating schools. It features real-time push notifications to alert parents to school updates, emergencies and weather changes, which ensures safer, faster and more efficient dismissal processes. The application also includes predictive carpooling suggestions, rapid identification of visitors and pickup parents, and the ability to track school bus routes in real time.

"We are confident that this collaboration will establish FacilityONE as the leader in facility maintenance and enhance PikMyKid's reputation of excellence combining traffic mitigation, student safety, emergency preparedness and facility management within the academic sector," said Chandler Rapson, Chairman, FacilityONE. "It will also provide our education clients with the support they need to achieve sustained operational success and alleviate any unmet safety precautions, such as outdated facility layouts, infrastructural deficiencies and critical system awareness."

About FacilityONE Technologies, LLC

Based in Louisville, Ky., FacilityONE Technologies provides web-based Facility Information Solutions (FIS) that simplify facility management by enhancing a building's functional and economic lifespan and employee productivity. It offers the only Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), Computer-Aided Facility Management (CAFM) and asset management solutions enhanced by SMARTPRINT® technology to support data aggregation, compliance and risk mitigation. The FacilityONE FIS is suitable for buildings and organizations of all sizes, and is currently being utilized to organize and transform facility management of millions of square feet worldwide. For more information, visit www.facilityone.com.

About PikMyKid

PikMyKid is a Comprehensive School Safety Platform which increases teacher efficiency and student security while reducing traffic around schools. Based in Tampa, Fla., it is the first and only comprehensive school safety platform of its kind in the market today. PikMyKid is currently live in 24 states in the U.S. and three different countries, encompassing hundreds of schools and growing rapidly. While addressing all the safety loopholes in the school system, PikMyKid also uses cost effective technology to increase parent engagement in schools. The PikMyKid parent application has an average adoption of over 85 percent in every school, making real life impact in the life of hundreds of thousands of students, teachers and parents daily. For more information, visit www.pikmykid.com.

University of Virginia Medical Center Signs Long-term Contract with LogicStream Health

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

LogicStream Health, Inc. announced today that the University of Virginia Medical Center (UVA) has signed a long-term extension for its Clinical Process Improvement solutions, which have a proven track record of delivering better processes and better outcomes. This extension was signed after UVA quickly recognized the value of LogicStream's solutions as the organization looks to achieve its strategic initiatives around improving the quality of clinical care.

"We use LogicStream to give us clinically meaningful ways to analyze the multiple EHR-based clinical tools we have deployed across our organization," said Dr. Jason Lyman, Associate Chief Medical Information Officer at UVA.

"We set out with the goal of managing, updating and improving the use of decision support tools in our EHR," said Rick Skinner, Chief Information and Technology Officer at UVA. "We use LogicStream to help drive adoption of evidence-based best practices and measure how the care our providers deliver is impacting clinical outcomes."

Given the multidisciplinary nature of care delivery, organizations need to put an enterprise-level focus on the entire care team versus individual clinicians. LogicStream equips organizations with all the necessary tools to gain a comprehensive understanding of how to address regulatory requirements, hospital-acquired conditions, advanced payment models and CMS Star ratings. Ultimately, this improves system-wide clinical processes which drive outcomes, patient/provider satisfaction and financial performance.

"LogicStream is the best solution available to empower operational stakeholders throughout health systems with self-service, actionable information to improve care delivery. Our Clinical Process Improvement solutions drive adoption of standardized processes and allow clinicians to tie care delivery to clinical outcomes," said Patrick Yoder, LogicStream CEO. "LogicStream provides the framework for scalable quality improvement throughout the enterprise. Clinical Process Improvement increases clinician satisfaction with the EHR by presenting the right information to the right person at the right time."

About LogicStream Health
LogicStream Health is trusted by all types of healthcare providers across the United States. We are dedicated to helping health systems fully leverage their clinical quality improvement efforts and investment in EHR technology to improve the lives of the patients they serve and the caregivers they employ. The LogicStream Solution is designed to assist in the analysis, evaluation and management of a hospital or health system's clinical processes and standardization efforts. With a strong and experienced team focused on innovation, LogicStream provides a scalable and sustainable method to deliver highly reliable healthcare to any health system. For more information, visit Logic-Stream.net.

Procuring Sustainable Success with Value-Based Care Models

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

All healthcare providers want the same things: better health for their patients and lower costs. Conceptually, value-based care achieves this shared goal by creating the incentives for all involved to provide better care and secure improved outcomes. Yet this approach lacks the appropriate framework and tools that enable and equip clinicians to achieve value-based outcomes.

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Just Associates’ CEO Beth Haenke Just Receives Prestigious Sister Alice Lamb Award

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, June 26, 2017.

Just Associates, Inc., a nationally recognized leader in patient matching and health information data integrity and management, announced today that its founder and chief executive officer, Beth Haenke Just, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA, has received The College of St. Scholastica’s Sister Alice Lamb Award. This career achievement award recognizes alumni who are well-established in and have made significant contributions to their profession, and who have maintained a life-long commitment to St. Scholastica.

Casino Scouts Appoints Gaming Industry Veteran Stephen A. Crystal as CEO

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Casino Scouts, LLC., a provider of innovative marketing and operations technology for the gaming industry, announced today the appointment of Stephen A. Crystal, Esq., as CEO. A 25-year veteran of the gaming industry, Crystal previously served as president and CEO of multiple casino holding and public gaming technology companies and worked as an investor and advisor on gaming project finance and merger acquisitions totaling more than $1 billion.

Community Medical Centers Signs Agreement for Clinical Process Improvement Solutions

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, June 08, 2017.

LogicStream Health, Inc. announced today that Community Medical Centers (Community) in Fresno, Calif. will implement its Clinical Process Improvement solutions to drive effective clinical processes and highly reliable healthcare for its patients and providers. Community is the latest in a line of leading health systems capitalizing on LogicStream’s solutions to truly understand the relationship between clinical processes and their impact on outcomes.

Gathering Intelligence: Antimicrobials

Posted in Client News Coverage on Sunday, June 04, 2017.

The fight against antimicrobial resistance is ongoing, on many fronts, and in some ways, scientists are working like spies, gathering intelligence, figuring out the landscape of each person’s ability to thwart infection, what new threats are out there, and how to confront them.

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Cultivating a Culture of Safety

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

A healthy patient who was expected to make a full recovery from a routine surgical procedure is found dead in bed from an unintentional opiod overdose. Another patient developed severe internal hemorrhaging and a near-fatal infection caused by a surgical sponge that was mistakenly left inside the patient’s abdominal cavity. These and other disturbing medical mistakes are also referred to as Never Events — and for an obvious reason — they should never happen. Not only are Never Events harmful to patient-victims, but healthcare givers can also suffer emotional and psychological distress. Medical errors such as these are also bad news for a medical facility’s budget and reputation.

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Building Sustainable PHM Initiatives: 5 Things You Should Expect From An Industry Partner

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

The race is on to effective management of high-risk patient populations. Payers and providers recognize future survival in the fee-for-value world depends on having the right systems in place. Yet, in the rush to implement effective care management infrastructures, many forget to consider the big picture of optimization and sustainability.

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Attaining a 360 Degree View of the Patient

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Over the last 10 years, the healthcare industry has experienced a major shift in both the prevalence and importance of information technology. Electronic health records have progressed from bleeding edge, to basic requirement, to competitive differentiator. Claims and authorizations have made the leap from the fax machine to the cloud. Patient engagement has transitioned from printed questionnaires to connected devices and wearables. Care team communication has evolved from paper memoranda to secure mobile communication.

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Achieving Higher Quality Care and Patient Safety

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

The field of clinical analytics enables cooperation between patients, providers, and payers. This is sometimes easier said than done. The end goal for healthcare organizations is to improve outcomes and reduce costs. With so many factors in play regarding clinical analytics, Health Management Technology was curious about current issues surrounding the topic. We asked a roundtable of relevant solutions providers to expand on how they achieved a higher quality of care and patient safety, the challenges they are facing in the industry, and what their predictions for the future of clinical analytics are as well as their newest advancements and technologies. Here’s what they had to say.

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