Client News Coverage

Protecting Patient Identity

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.

The Social Security number (SSN) has evolved over the years from an identification number used primarily when enrolling for Social Security benefits to its present status as the de facto national identifier-and a prime target for identity thieves.

Healthcare Informatics»

The Race to ICD-10 Readiness

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, July 18, 2011.

As the ICD-10 deadline draws closer, healthcare organizations need to prioritize preparations.

From 5010 to meaningful use, there are multiple initiatives competing for the attention and resources of healthcare organizations. Yet amid all the noise and distractions, one important deadline stands out:  the Oct. 1, 2013 date by which hospitals, physician practices and other healthcare organizations must have completed their transition from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10 code set.

ADVANCE»

Efficient Medication Delivery & Monitoring

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, July 04, 2011.

Wireless, automated medication tracking solutions are boosting productivity, cost efficiencies and patient satisfaction.

Automation - it's a word that has become synonymous with the ability of a healthcare organization to foster an environment that most efficiently uses resources to best serve patient care. It has gained momentum in recent years as a solid strategy for merging cost containment needs with the advancement of HIT, ultimately taking the effectiveness of healthcare delivery to the next level.

Executive Insight»

Meeting REMS head on

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, July 01, 2011.

Standardization, streamlined processes and technology hold the keys.

The Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) program has taken center stage recently as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), pharmacies and healthcare providers seek ways to improve and streamline its administration. Many believe that the FDA’s original intent with REMS – to provide a proactive method for addressing drug safety and post-marketing surveillance of medication safety – is being hampered by its own inherent complexities and lack of standardization.

Health Management Technology»

Mosaica Partners Executives Co-Author HIMSS' Definitive Guide To HIE Formation And Planning

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, June 29, 2011.

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has released The Health Information Exchange Formation Guide: The Authoritative Guide for Planning and Forming an HIE in your State, Region or Community, the definitive guide to HIE planning and formation co-authored by Mosaica Partners' Laura Kolkman, RN, MS, FHMISS, and Bob Brown.

Healthcare Technology Online»

HIE Sustainability: Forget the Silver Bullet

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, June 24, 2011.

The search for sustainable health information exchanges (HIEs) demands more than simply following the money. Driven by the desire or the necessity to stand on their own two feet, some HIEs have found a formula for success.

CMIO»

5 Things Surgery Centers Need to Know About Meaningful Use and the 50% Rule

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, June 16, 2011.

The march towards meaningful use (MU) has created a sense of urgency within the physician community to adopt EHRs for their offices — as it should. Hospitals and eligible professionals (EPs), which include physicians, began attestation for MU incentive payments on April 18, and the first payments were issued in May.

Becker's ASC Review»

Eliminating Duplicate Records to Achieve Meaningful Use

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, June 07, 2011.

The new buzzword in healthcare technology, meaningful use plays an important role in a hospital’s ability to qualify for incentive funds under The Health InformationTechnology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. With payments starting at $4 million for hospitals that qualify under both Medicare and Medicaid programs, hospitals are eager to comply with meaningful use criteria. However, a high volume of duplicate records may hinder a hospital’s ability to do so.

Western Pennsylvania Hospital News»

Beneficiary Assignment, Data Sharing Opt Out Raise Red Flags

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, May 31, 2011.

The highly anticipated proposed rules for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) were released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on March 31, 2011. The hefty document — nearly 500 pages of potential regulatory structure — was open to public comment through the end of May.

Medical News of Arkansas»

The Advent of ACOs

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, May 23, 2011.

Many of the issues facing the healthcare system relate to controlling costs while improving quality. Enter accountable care organizations (ACOs), coordinated systems of collaboration designed to closely connect groups of providers willing to take responsibility for improving overall health status, care efficiency, and the experiences of a defined patient population.

For the Record»

Electronic Patient Surveillance Systems

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

Electronic infection surveillance reduces LOS and diversion of patients to competitor hospitals.

Effective inpatient throughput is essential in managing length of stay (LOS), avoiding diversion of patients to competing hospitals and achieving stellar patient satisfaction scores. One area that is sometimes overlooked in the broader content of patient flow or throughput, but which deeply impacts the movement of patients throughout the facility, is isolation management.

Executive Insights»

Transitioning to ICD-10: Continued Procrastination May Put Practices in Financial Jeopardy

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, May 13, 2011.

It is no secret that, by October 2013, all physicians, hospitals and payers must have made the switch from ICD-9 to the greatly expanded ICD-10 diagnosis code set. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized this decision back in January 2009.

Manatee-Sarasota Medical News»

Wolters Kluwer Health to Acquire Lexi-Comp

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

Wolters Kluwer Health, a Philadelphia-based provider of information and business intelligence for professionals, students and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Lexi-Comp Inc., a Hudson, Ohio-based provider of drug information and clinical content for pharmacists and clinicians. The acquisition is the latest in a series of strategic acquisitions Wolters Kluwer Health has made in its Clinical Solutions business as part of the company's strong focus on serving the point-of-care segment.

Healthcare Informatics»

Wolters Kluwer to Buy Lexi-Comp

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

Medical content and educational services firm Wolters Kluwer Health will acquire Lexi-Comp Inc., a vendor of point-of-care drug clinical decision support software for hospital pharmacists and clinicians. Acquisition terms were not disclosed.

HealthData Management»

Wolters Kluwer Health to acquire Lexi-Comp

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

Philadelphia-based Wolters Kluwer Health has entered into an agreement to acquire Lexi-Comp, a drug information and clinical content provider based in Hudson, Ohio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Modern Healthcare»