Client News Coverage

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»

Mitigate Post-Merger MPI Data Conversion Errors

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

An often-overlooked aspect of merger, acquisition or affiliation arrangements between healthcare organizations is the need to combine master patient index (MPI) databases. When improperly managed, data conversions can have serious short and long-term implications for impacted organizations and their patients.

Healthcare Buisness Today»

Avante Skilled Nursing centers adopt Furry Palz

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, January 08, 2020.

Thrive Behavioral Sciences, a leading provider of behavioral health services to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, has launched its Furry Palz Program at select Avante Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers across Central Florida.

Furry Palz provides dementia patients a cuddly robot puppy or kitten that simulates a breathing pet and can rest on the patient’s lap.

McKnight's Longterm Care News»

VirtualHealth tackles #SDOH in care management platform — Harlow On Healthcare

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, January 07, 2020.

In this edition of Harlow On Healthcare, Mirabelle Cabiling, VP – Clinical Operations of VirtualHealth (@virtualhealth_), discusses HELIOS, her company’s communications hub for care managers to coordinate diverse care teams. The platform accommodates multiple types of data regarding medical issues and social determinants of health and enables improved communications with patients. The workflow is designed to optimize quality care delivery.

HealthBlawg»

Social Determinants of Health: A Top Priority Among Millennial Nurses

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, December 04, 2019.

The past decade has ushered in notable changes to the way nurses care for patients. In tandem with increased clinical responsibility to address higher acuity patients, today’s nurses are on the frontlines of the industry’s shift from “sick care” to sustainable wellness models. It’s an evolution that demands they move outside the four walls of the traditional acute care centers and into the community to deliver care to all, ensuring the underserved and most vulnerable populations have access to quality, proactive healthcare as well.

Elite Healthcare»

How Outsourcing Can Improve MPI Data Integrity

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

Outsourcing is far from a foreign concept to health information management (HIM) leaders who have long relied on vendor organizations to reduce costs associated with transcription, coding and release of information (ROI). Today, forward-thinking HIM directors are looking toward outsourcing to help maintain the integrity of their master patient index (MPI) systems by significantly reducing or even eliminating duplicate and overlay task backlogs.

Health IT Outcomes»

Wolters Kluwer Takes Candid Look At The Changing Nursing Profession Through The Lens Of Practicing Nurses

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, 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.

Health IT Outcomes»

Quality Data: Simplify Data Governance, Advance Interoperability, and Improve Analytics

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

Unsustainable healthcare costs are driving seismic changes to the way payers do business. All healthcare stakeholders face significant pressure within the framework of value-based care to cut costs while simultaneously improving clinical outcomes and populations health. Consequently, forward-looking operational and clinical leaders recognize that they must invest in innovative approaches and technology such as automation, analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI) to stay relevant and competitive in a dynamic marketplace.

AJMC»

Sepsis Quality Care: How Is the U.S. Performing?

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

Sepsis affects 1.5 million people in the U.S. annually, and it is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, attributing over $20 billion in annual hospital fees. As hospitals and health systems focus on this deadly and preventable condition during Sepsis Awareness Month, it’s important to reflect on the state of the industry and how the nation is performing following increased regulatory attention in recent years.

Healthcare IT Today»

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.

 

For The Record»

Innovations in Sepsis Therapy

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, September 09, 2019.

Sepsis is one of the leading causes of hospital mortality, present in more than half of the hospital deaths in the U.S. It is also one of the costliest diagnoses in the U.S. with a healthcare spend of over $20 billion dollars annually (Rhee, et al., 2017).

Healthcare NOW Radio»

Early recognition: The key to improving sepsis outcomes

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, September 04, 2019.

Sepsis affects over 1.5 million people annually in the U.S. and is the leading cause of hospital mortality and critical illness worldwide(1).  Sepsis is not a new diagnosis. It’s one we have been battling for years. Although guidelines for managing sepsis have changed over time as new research has become available, one thing that has not changed is the knowledge that early recognition of sepsis is critical and improves patient outcomes.

Elite Healthcare»

AI Initiatives Extract Value From Data Assets

Posted in Client News Coverage on Sunday, September 01, 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 healthcare industry as stakeholders attempt to accelerate labor-intensive processes and realize the promise of advanced technology. Data are central to these initiatives, yet healthcare organizations are all too familiar with the challenges associate with getting maximum value from the rapidly expanding repositories of information now housed in EHRs and other clinical systems.

For The Record»