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Wolters Kluwer Arms Coronavirus Efforts with New Global Interactive Map using UpToDate

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

WALTHAM, Mass. – March 26, 2020– Wolters Kluwer, Health is supporting clinicians on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic with additional evidence-based resources in UpToDate® and a new interactive COVID-19 search intensity map. The map helps clinicians and public health agencies track the virus and may support clinicians in gaining predictive insights on reported cases based on clinical search activity from 1.9 million clinicians at the point of care.

 

Who Are You? The Quest for a Unique Patient Identifier

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Patient identification and matching (PIM) errors carry consequences that range anywhere from frustration due to relatively minor mistakes to outcomes that can only be described as devastating.

At one end of the spectrum is a scenario in which two siblings were patients at the same physician practice. When a medical assistant didn’t check multiple identifiers for one of the siblings, they accidentally documented in the wrong file, leading the physician to write a note in the incorrect sibling’s chart. This mistake, fortunately, was caught early.

Journal of AHIMA»

ONC’s Adoption of USCDI A “Significant Step” Toward Minimizing MPI Errors

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, March 23, 2020.

On Mar. 9, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized “two transformative rules that will give patients unprecedented safe, secure access to their health data.” Issued by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Final Rules implement interoperability and patient access provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act and support President Trump’s MyHealthEData initiative.

Electronic Health Reporter»

Optimizing Patient Flow Requires Actionable, System-Wide Data

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

U.S. hospitals are straining under the weight of an influenza season that hit hard and fast, with the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) estimatingat least 280,000 flu hospitalizations out of a minimum of 29 million flu illnesses between Oct. 11, 2019 and Feb. 15, 2020. Now, they’re bracing for a potential pandemic in the form of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which has made landfall in the U.S. with the number of confirmed cases climbing.

It’s a one-two punch that can quickly overwhelm emergency departments (ED) and inpatient resources of hospitals that lack optimized patient flow strategies.

HealthIT Answers»

Hayes Announces Strategic Partnership with ThoughtSpot to Drive Operational Efficiency in Healthcare Organizations

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, March 03, 2020.

Partnership to Help Healthcare Organizations Mitigate Revenue and Billing Compliance Risk with AI-Powered Analytics

Wellesley, MA, Feb 27, 2020 –– Hayes, makers of the industry’s leading integrated compliance and revenue integrity platform for the nation’s premier healthcare organizations today announced that they have entered a strategic partnership with ThoughtSpot, the leader in search and AI-driven analytics, to develop solutions that empower healthcare organizations to proactively manage and mitigate revenue and compliance risks.

Defining Practice-Ready Nurses in Today’s Healthcare Environments: Why Comprehensive Education and Lifelong Learning is an Imperative

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

The dynamic of moving from classroom to practice is transformational for any nurse. It’s a sizeable step—one that cannot be taken lightly.

Consider the following real-life experience of a brilliant new nurse who just entered the workforce. Highly recommended, this nurse looked great on paper in terms of grades, but he also possessed the tremendous recall ability of a photographic memory. Yet, his first experience with an emergent situation spoke volumes about preparedness for practice. When he encountered a patient who was not breathing, the newly-graduated nurse froze, unable to take the necessary steps to initiate an emergency “Code Blue.”

All Nurses»

Clinical Decision Support Goes Mobile for Clinicians Across Norway with Free Access to UpToDate Anywhere

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

WALTHAM, Mass. – February 19, 2020 – Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today that Norway’s Helsebiblioteket--the Norwegian Electronic Health Library—is making it easier than ever for clinicians nationwide to rapidly find answers to their clinical questions with free access to UpToDate® Anywhere. The change marks an expansion of the long-term partnership between the two organizations that untethers UpToDate from desktop computers and enables access to the evidence-based clinical decision support resource from smartphones and tablets—anywhere and anytime—via the mobile app.

Carrot Health Named Top Innovator in Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, February 10, 2020.

MINNEAPOLIS – February 10, 2020 – Carrot Health, a leading provider of healthcare solutions powered by social determinants of health (SDoH), announced today that it has been named Top Innovator in the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge – Health North America. Carrot Health was one of 11 companies to compete in the final, which took place in Houston and featured the winners from the regional HealthTech Innovation challenges held at Accenture’s Innovation Hubs in Boston and San Francisco. The Accenture Health Tech Challenge supports innovative technologies and drives creative solutions to improve the way people access and manage healthcare.

Readers Write: Value-Based Care Can Work When High-Touch, Personalized Care is the Strategy

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, February 10, 2020.

Humana recently released some noteworthy figures related to the company’s value-based care programs. An annual review of the health plan’s efforts reported 27% fewer hospital admissions and 14.6% fewer emergency rooms visits compared with traditional approaches.

That’s good news for the healthcare industry in terms of the sizable investment it has made into evolving pay-for-performance models over the past decade, especially in light of early studies that suggested lackluster returns. In fact, one 2016 study published in the British Medical Journal found minimal evidence to support the theory that value-based care models impacted mortality rates.

The question now becomes: What is driving Humana’s results?

HISTalk»

Wedging Out: Improving Quality and Reducing Costs of Caring for Expensive, Niche Populations

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, February 05, 2020.

Health plans, accountable care organizations (ACOs), medical homes, and other risk-bearing entities are at a critical juncture: they must achieve “value” at a time when healthcare is facing enormous challenges.

Rising healthcare prices, an aging population, and a rapid increase in costly complex and chronic diseases are driving up healthcare expenditures. Adopting value-based care is key to managing these expenditures as effective value-based strategies support higher quality care, lower costs, and a better patient experience.

Healthcare IT Today»

Healthcare's Wellness Agenda: The art and science of nursing practice moves center stage

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

The evolution of today’s care model from the traditional episodic/disease or “sick” care model to one of more sustainable value-based wellness, continues. The industry is currently building on the success of earlier strategies aimed at chronic disease management, taking performance to the next level by advancing wellness models to focus on early intervention to minimize the potential for disease onset.

AllNurses»

Carrot Health and Deft Research Announce Joint Service Offering

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

MINNEAPOLIS – January 28, 2020 – Carrot Health, a leading provider of healthcare solutions powered by consumer data, and Deft Research, a leading market research and insights company advising healthcare organizations on business operations, today announced a partnership to deliver integrated solutions to the health plan market. The new product, Survey Solutions, combines Deft’s primary research expertise and Carrot Health’s consumer data analytics to help drive health plan performance.

SDoH Raise Interesting Privacy Questions

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

Industry discussions related to social determinants of health (SDoH) have moved to center stage as health care stakeholders recognize the impact these nonclinical factors have on clinical outcomes and costs. SDoH are providing new insights into environmental influences that can hinder or promote a patient’s ability to follow through with care plans and make healthful lifestyle choices. 

ForTheRecord»

Industry Voices—How an insights-driven health plan can compete in the MA market

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

Data shared across an organization create a common language that informs decisions and supports organizational goals.

This builds alignment across business activities, catalyzes collaboration and enhances agility in response to competition and changing market dynamics—making the organization smarter, more innovative and more purposeful in its approach.

For health plans, these capabilities are particularly important in increasingly competitive Medicare Advantage (MA) markets, where consumers choose their insurance providers like they choose their medical providers. Add the move toward value-based reimbursement, and it becomes clear that the future belongs to organizations that power decisions with data-driven insights.

FierceHealthcare»

Critical Factors for Successful Post-Merger Data Interoperability

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, January 17, 2020.

Part One of this two-part series on patient identity management best practices looked at strategies for mitigating errors during data conversion. In Part Two, we examine the factors that are critical to successfully achieving clinical data interoperability.

While the debate underway at the national level focuses on a national patient identifier and what it will take to achieve nationwide interoperability, closer to home healthcare organizations need to keep accurate patient identity and data exchange within their own walls at the forefront.

Healthcare Business Today»