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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Study Links Bedside Access to Evidence-Based Nursing CDS and Increased Hospital Value-Based Care Performance Scores

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, August 16, 2018.

Hospitals that arm nurses with bedside access to evidence-based nursing procedures and real-time step-by-step guides for clinical decision making at the point of care saw their Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program scores increase.

 

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Order Set Optimization: The Next Chapter for Point-of-Care Content Strategies

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, August 16, 2018.

The past decade has ushered in a new day for point-of-care clinical decision making, thanks to Meaningful Use and other regulatory initiatives aimed at improving patient outcomes and costs. By and large, most of today’s hospitals and health systems have invested significant resources into computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and evidence-based order sets to align with industry quality movements and incentive programs.

 

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The Solution to Infection Prevention: Clinical Process Improvement

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, August 16, 2018.

In every hospital and health system across the country, the fight against infection is a priority for improving patient safety. Clinicians know very well the negative impact of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) on outcomes.

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Why resolving patient identification issues is a top priority

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

Accurate patient identification is a fundamental prerequisite for quality care, which is why resolving the long-standing patient matching challenge has moved front and center as a top priority. Not only is misidentification expensive, but it exposes healthcare organizations to significant risks from privacy breaches, fines and litigation.

 

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The Terror of Medical Errors

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

Addressing the pain and expence of never events 

 

 

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Readers Write: The Opioid Crisis: Fix the Process, Fix the Problem

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, July 03, 2018.

As the nation continues to grapple with the overprescribing and misuse of opioids, reaching a solution often feels far out of reach. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, more than 11 million individuals have been documented as having misused prescription opioids, resulting in an alarming 116 opioid-related deaths daily.

 

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Inter Valley Health Plan Hires VirtualHealth to Manage Medicare Patients

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

Inter Valley Health Plan Inc., a Pomona-based health insurer for seniors with Medicare, has hired Virtual Frameworks Inc. to provide its software platform for patient management.

 

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Community Care of North Carolina Deploys Pop Health Platform to Transform Community Care

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

By taking a more patient-centered approach, CCNC crafted a more proactive care management strategy.

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