Client News Coverage

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.

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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.

HISTalk»

Tracking metrics in the cloud

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, July 02, 2012.

Collection and reporting of key metrics are required by many emerging initiatives.

New care and reimbursement models are forcing healthcare organizations — physicians, hospitals and health plans — to step up their game when it comes to performance data. Collection and reporting of key metrics are required by many emerging initiatives, while several long-established programs are now embracing strong quality-enhancement strategies. Many are going so far as to link reimbursements and financial or other incentives to quality scores.

Health Management Technology»

Time for CMS to Get Prescriptive: Electronic Notes and Meaningful Use

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.

As the industry awaits the final rule for Stage 2 of electronic health records meaningful use, the ultimate success of Stage 2 may hinge on a requirement that was not even included in the proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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7 Steps to Reduce Hospital Pharmacy Costs Without Eliminating Staff

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.

Each year, hospital executives are faced with the same daunting task of finding ways to tighten the budget belt one more notch. It's a sign of the times against looming — and in some cases significant — reimbursement cuts from Medicare and a regulatory backdrop demanding more for less.

Becker's Hospital Review»

Meet Our Members: Bob Brown, Mosaica Partners

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, June 06, 2012.

Bob Brown is the co-author of “The Health Information Exchange Formation Guide: The Authoritative Guide for Planning and Forming an HIE in Your State, Region or Community.”  The book was published in February 2011 and was recently named HIMSS Book of the Year. Along with co-author, Laura Kolkman, RN, MS, FHIMSS, he also writes the monthly HIE Formation column in HIMSS monthly e-newsletter, HIMSS HIELights.

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Just Associates Appoints Vice President of Consulting Services

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, May 25, 2012.

Just Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in data integrity and data quality solutions for healthcare organizations, has appointed Karen Proffitt, MS, RHIA, CHP as its vice president of consulting services.

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Just Associates names Proffitt as VP

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

Just Associates, a health information management and integrity company based in Centennial, Colo., has named Karen Proffitt to the newly created position of vice president of consulting services.

Modern Healthcare»

A Positive Side-Effect: How Clean MPIs Can Enhance the Patient Portal Experience

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, May 21, 2012.

Left unchecked, duplicates can prevent patients from fully utilizing portals.

Patient portals are emerging as an effective channel of communication and information exchange between hospitals, physicians and their patients, as well as a key element of many provider organizations' meaningful use strategies. However, realizing their full value can be hindered by a problem that is shared by the majority of hospitals across the nation - duplicate patient records.

Executive Insight»

Arizona Taps Mosaica Partners to Update Health Information Exchange Plans

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, May 17, 2012.

Mosaica Partners, a health information consulting and advisory firm, has been selected to assist the state of Arizona in updating its health information exchange (HIE) strategic and operations plans.

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Meditech EHR to integrate with ProVation Order sets

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

Wolters Kluwer Health has signed an agreement with Meditech to offer integration between Meditech version 5.64 (Client/Server and Magic) and ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support.

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Wolters Kluwer and MEDITECH Collaborate on CDS

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

Wolters Kluwer Health, a Minneapolis-based provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, has signed an agreement with MEDITECH (Westwood, Mass.) to offer  clinical decision integration between MEDITECH version 5.64 (Client/Server and MAGIC) and Wolters’ ProVation Order Sets. Wolters Kluwer says this integration will enable hospitals to author order sets via the ProVation software, then make finished order sets available to physicians in MEDITECH's Physician Care Manager application through an automated process.

Healthcare Informatics»

Managing Complex ACO Data Requirements

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

Managing the data needs within accountable care organizations (ACOs) is anything but business as usual. First, many of the quality and performance measures required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are more holistic quality-outcome measures, and are therefore relatively new concepts for hospitals and physician groups. Second, the data and information exchange requirements to effectively manage risk and quality outcomes within an ACO are extremely complex.

Executive Insight»

Emerging Care Models Require a New Approach to Interoperability, Information Exchange

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, May 02, 2012.

From accountable care organizations (ACOs) and patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) to the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative, emerging care models have upped the ante in terms of interoperability and information exchange. In particular, the need to better manage risk through improved care coordination and utilization management requires the ability to continuously track key quality and performance metrics and share information across a patient’s continuum of care.

Manatee-Sarasota Medical News»

ASC Leader to Know: Sean Benson of Provation Medical

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, April 26, 2012.

Sean Benson is the co-founder and vice president of innovation and clinical solutions at ProVation Medical, formerly known as cMore Medical Solutions. Mr. Benson started the company with his co-founders in 1994, focusing on offering healthcare providers efficient and innovative healthcare software solutions such as procedure documentation and coding. Since the group's inception, Mr. Benson has played a critical role in research and development, product management, sales and marketing, business development and client services for ProVation. His leadership and business expertise has helped the company grow to 150 employees.

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