Client News Coverage

Beyond EHRs: Positioning hospitals for the pay-for-performance era

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, October 09, 2012.

Fierce competition ahead. That’s what hospitals can expect in the pay-for-performance landscape that is already unfolding on the national regulatory scene. Medicare’s Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) and Readmissions Reduction programs officially began on October 1, while the Hospital-Acquired Conditions program will follow in a few short years. Similar programs are already being launched by commercial payers.

Government Health IT»

Weaknesses Revealed: Secrets Exposed by Data Integrity Summary Reports

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, September 26, 2012.

The data integrity summary report is one of the most powerful – yet underutilized – tools hospitals have at their disposal for maintaining the integrity of the data within their MPI. Digging deeper into the statistics provided in these reports reveals far more than the volume of overlaid or duplicate records within the system. It can also reveal areas of weaknesses that, left unchecked, could threaten the long-term integrity of the MPI, limit its usefulness in achieving quality and safety goals and Meaningful Use, and hamper participation in ACOs and HIEs.


Fixing one of healthcare's multi-billion dollar ills: The imperative need to address the cost of sepsis

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, September 19, 2012.

Hospital-acquired infections (HAI) have taken center stage as a focal point of Medicare's push for more accountability from the healthcare industry. Pay-for-performance strategies across the board point to a movement that is emphatically and systematically aimed at improving performance through a no-tolerance policy for these costly and preventable events.

Healthcare Finance News»

Maximizing REMS potential

Posted in Client News Coverage on Saturday, September 15, 2012.

Standardization, streamlined processes, and technology — all three are fundamental strategies for eliminating many of the complexities that plague the healthcare industry today. The Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) program is one FDA initiative that has taken center stage recently because of its inherent flaws in each of these areas.

Drug Topics»

Paperless Profits

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, September 05, 2012.

On the cusp of achieving CPOE, a regional medical center in Alabama looks ahead.

In their methodical march from paper to digital, IT personnel at Southeast Alabama Medical Center (SAMC) have moved carefully, deliberately, vowing to get it right the first time.


'EHR within an EHR' accelerates workflows

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 31, 2012.

The momentum surrounding adoption of electronic health records (EHR) systems in the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) setting is accelerating as more examples emerge of their far-reaching benefits, in particular improved patient care and revenue cycle management.

Health Management Technology»

Data Mining's Impact on Research

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, August 30, 2012.

Secondary use of patient data has formed the basis of critical medical research for years.  And with the rise of EHR use across the nation, the far-reaching benefits of data mining are expected to take research efforts to a whole new level for improving healthcare delivery.


Wolters Kluwer, Altos Group target sepsis mortality with mobile IT

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 28, 2012.

Wolters Kluwer Health has partnered with the Altos Group for a sepsis mortality reduction program. The pilot will put mobile technology, actionable clinical content and change management programs to work in the hopes of early sepsis identification and intervention.

Healthcare IT News»

Vendor, Consultant Team to Fight Sepsis

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 28, 2012.

Health information content vendor Wolters Kluwer Health and change management consultancy The Altos Group have jointly developed a program to reduce sepsis mortality rates in hospitals.

HealthData Management»

Wolters Kluwer Health, The Altos Group Partner to Develop Sepsis Mortality Reduction Program

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 28, 2012.

Wolters Kluwer Health has announced a strategic partnership with The Altos Group to advance development of an innovative sepsis mortality reduction program. Hospitals are currently being enrolled to serve as pilot sites in the program, which brings together mobile technology, actionable clinical content and clinical change management to enable early sepsis identification and intervention.

EMR Daily News»

Amphion Medical Solutions Launches Triton Health Document Cloud

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 28, 2012.

Amphion Medical Solutions, has announced the launch of Triton Health Document Cloud, a cloud-based transcription solution that can help hospitals maximize budgets and resources, in part by facilitating a seamless transition between in-house and outsourced services in response to evolving needs.

EMR Daily News»

Join Our Small Business Discussions

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, August 13, 2012.

Healthcare issues are top of mind for small businesses these days, especially since these companies usually don’t have enough staff to deal with them, particularly regarding costs and benefits.

Strategic Finance»

Medicare’s New Requirement for Evidence-based Order Sets

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, August 13, 2012.

In-house creation and maintenance of order sets by hospital staff just got a bit more challenging.

Without much fanfare, a small but significant change to Medicare’s Conditions of Participation (CoP) for hospitals went into effect in mid-July.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has decreed that Medicare-participating hospitals that use order sets, pre-printed or electronic standing orders and protocols for patient orders must ensure that they are consistent with nationally recognized and evidence-based guidelines and recommendations.

Hospital EMR and EHR»

Healthcare's "Big Data" Conundrum

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 07, 2012.

The quest for technological infrastructures that will support advanced clinical intelligence and elevate patient care

The noise on the healthcare regulatory front has been sending shockwaves through the industry for some time now, and the multitude of initiatives competing for resources will likely continue to absorb the C-Suite's time for the foreseeable future. As healthcare organizations clamor to keep up with new initiatives and stay ahead of the reimbursement curve, it is important that one of the principle goals behind the health IT movement remain at the forefront-the need to deploy infrastructures capable of driving meaningful improvements in patient outcomes.


HIStalk Interviews Linda Peitzman MD, Wolters Kluwer Health

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, July 27, 2012.

Linda Peitzman MD is chief medical informatics officer of Wolters Kluwer Health.