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National Survey Shows Consumers and Healthcare Professionals Worried About a Fragmented and Costly Healthcare System

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

Waltham, Mass. November 19, 2019 – Today, Wolters Kluwer, Health released new data from a survey of nearly 2,000 consumers, hospital executives, doctors and nurses in the U.S. on attitudes surrounding breakdowns in care, how costs shape care decisions and the influence of a broad lack of transparency within the healthcare system. Findings from the report, “Mending HealthCare in America 2020: Consumers & Cost,” showed alignment and deep divisions in how patients and providers view healthcare.

Carrot Health Named a Finalist in Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge

Posted in Press Releases on Friday, November 15, 2019.

MINNEAPOLIS – November 11, 2019 – Carrot Health, a leading provider of healthcare solutions powered by social determinants of health (SDoH), announced today it has been named a finalist in the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge – Health North America. Carrot Health was one of 13 companies to compete in the Boston regional round of the competition, which supports innovative technologies and drives creative solutions to improve the way people access and manage healthcare.

VirtualHealth Ranked 80th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500™

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, November 07, 2019.

NEW YORK – November 6, 2019 – VirtualHealth, provider of HELIOS, the leading SaaS care management platform, today announced it ranked No. 80 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 now in its 25th year. VirtualHealth, which grew more than 1664% during this period, was also ranked the 14th fastest growing company in the New York Tri-State Area. 

Wolters Kluwer Takes Candid Look at the Changing Nursing Profession Through the Lens of Practicing Nurses

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

October 10, 2019 – As the delivery of healthcare transforms from disease-based episodic care to patient and population health-centric models of wellness care, nurses are facing new pressures and priorities to deliver high quality, safer and more consistent care both at bedside and in the community. That’s based on a recent survey by Wolters Kluwer, Health in which nearly all nurse respondents indicated that more access to information that drives evidence-based decisions at the point of care would result in a significant improvement in patient outcomes.

Carrot Health & Colorado Hospital Association Partner to Deliver SDoH Risk Scores

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN and DENVER, CO – October 10, 2019 – Carrot Health, a leading provider of healthcare solutions powered by social determinants of health (SDoH), and the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) today announced a partnership as part of the ongoing effort to provide relevant and actionable SDoH information to the healthcare industry. Doing so creates a baseline understanding of social and behavioral needs across the State of Colorado and enables monitoring for any change in risk over time.

Wolters Kluwer Supports #SepsisAwareness Month to Increase Momentum of U.S. Sepsis Score Improvement

Posted in Press Releases on Friday, September 13, 2019.

National score increases 6% one year after Hospital Compare releases performance data

WALTHAM, Mass. – September 13, 2019 – Today, on World Sepsis Day, Wolters Kluwer, Health announces it is increasing efforts to raise #sepsisawareness nationwide through improved sepsis management, detection and care. Following last year’s initiative by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Hospital Compare website to put the spotlight on hospitals’ sepsis care performance, Wolters Kluwer has been committed to helping hospitals and health systems improve their sepsis care using artificial intelligence (AI) and expert solutions.

AI initiatives Extract Value From Data Assets

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Payers and providers are using clinical natural language processing to reduce administrative costs and improve the accuracy of analytics.

Artificial intelligence (AI) success stories are beginning to flood the health care industry as stakeholders attempt to accelerate labor-intensive processes and realize the promise of advanced technology. Data are central to these initiatives, yet health care organizations are all too familiar with the challenges associated with getting maximum value from the rapidly expanding repositories of information now housed in EHRs and other clinical systems.

 

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Developing a Strategy to Win the War on Duplicates

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 16, 2019.

Duplicate records remain one of healthcare’s most vexing—and costly—problems. Consider that the average master patient index (MPI) system has a duplicate rate of between 8 percent and 12 percent—the equivalent of 80,000 to 120,000 duplicate records for a hospital system serving 1 million patients. Each pair of duplicate records costs the facility approximately $96 to resolve. (Some say the average rate is even higher, with Black Book Market Research putting it at 18 percent in its 2018 Mid-Year EHR Consumer Satisfaction Report.)

 

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Wolters Kluwer Helps Clinicians Stay Current on Emerging Evidence with Audio Digest’s Latest Mobile CME Lectures

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

PHILADELPHIA – August 14, 2019 – Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today the release of six new Audio Digest Topical Collections offering clinicians convenient access to relevant and current lectures on issues related to today’s leading medical challenges. Topical Collections take a “playlist” approach to essential and timely healthcare challenges such as opioid addiction, pain management, infectious diseases, and mental health, by carefully curating lectures by experts from some of the nation’s most prestigious health systems and academic institutions and delivering them as readily digestible, easily accessed audio playlists.

VirtualHealth Adds Jon Hart, Katherine Rae to its Executive Team

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 06, 2019.

Hart and Rae tapped for key roles as the company continues its rapid growth

NEW YORK – August 6, 2019 – VirtualHealth, provider of HELIOS, the leading SaaS care management platform, announced today two additions to its leadership team: Jon Hart as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Katherine Rae as Head of People.

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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Seven Macro Trends Impacting Today’s Nurse Leaders

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Nurses are the largest and most trusted group of healthcare professionals in the world today. Individually and collectively, they play a greater role in care delivery than ever before. As this group of professionals support and care for people during some of the most significant moments in their lives, nurses constantly endeavor to bridge the gap between science and art to positively impact patient outcomes.

 

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

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

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

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. 

 

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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.