Client News Coverage

Remote Patient Monitoring: Balancing Incentive with Waste

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, January 09, 2018.

The telemedicine industry and chronic care management just got a boost from Medicare: the unbundling of CPT 99091. Historically grouped with other charges for billing, the Medicare 2018 Physician Fee Schedule allows separate reimbursement for this code, which includes remote patient monitoring.

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Data gone astray: The missing link to a better bottom line

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, January 04, 2018.

Clinical documentation drives revenue in the new world of fee-for-value care delivery. Fully extracting “value” for the bottom line requires that healthcare organizations have systems in place to ensure all appropriate clinical data is captured and used for analytics and quality metrics reporting. Yet, the reality is that many organizations are simply leaving money on the table.

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Voices in Healthcare Finance: Episode 20 (ft. Dr. Brian Levy)

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, December 04, 2017.

Brian Levy, MD, vice president of global clinical operations and product management for Wolters Kluwer Health, discusses reference data and the challenges healthcare systems face in handling them. Bill Cleverley, chairman and founder of Cleverley & Associates, provides insight into hospital payment trends. David Gillan, senior vice president of member business ventures for Vizient and Bob Roberts, CFO for Baptist Health, talk about the value of aggregation groups.

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Healthcare’s Quality Quest: Getting Closer, But Still Haven’t Arrived

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, November 07, 2017.

Healthcare’s quality movement has come a long way since the Institute of Medicine released its ground-breaking report, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System, which launched the industry into a period of soul searching. That’s what happens when a professional community recognizes the catastrophic impact of its own errors—in this case, a massive toll on human life.

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Leveraging E-Learning for Med Students’ Mental Health

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, November 02, 2017.

In medical school, the only currency of value is The Grade—something money cannot buy. Students pay their tuition and dive straight into the deep end of a curriculum that, right or wrong, is judged almost entirely on test performance. They strive to achieve the highest grade necessary to earn a ticket to the best residency. Students cram as much as they can to prepare for the exam, then forget the information as soon as the test is over. It becomes an endless cycle that generates huge levels of stress and anxiety and leaves students struggling to succeed—and hoping others fail to make up for their own poor performance.

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Realizing the Value of Unstructured Data: Five Ways to Leverage NLP to Boost Outcomes and the Bottom Line

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, August 24, 2017.

There is a lot of industry discussion underway about the promise of natural language processing (NLP). Increasingly recognized as a powerful tool for unlocking vital clinical data, NLP turns unstructured documentation into shareable data that can be analyzed and acted upon.

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Industry Diabetes Information Falls Short of Impact

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 18, 2017.

Diabetes is a massive epidemic afflicting both providers and patients as they grapple to effectively manage the disease. The industry at large recognizes this reality, yet the data needed to drive innovations in care remain too high level to yield the desired population health outcomes.

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Wolters Kluwer Integrates ProVation Order Sets with Epic EHR

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 18, 2017.

Wolters Kluwer announced ProVation Order Sets integration with Epic EHR to support the importing and exporting of information to streamline and optimize order set management. This integration enables healthcare providers to streamline labor-intensive governance processes, optimize order set management and support existing order sets with evidence-based clinical content.

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Wolters Kluwer Integrates Order Sets With Epic EHR

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 18, 2017.

Wolters Kluwer Health is integrating its ProVation Order Sets with Epic software, in a move that aims to help hospitals streamline workflows for information governance and improve clinical decision support.

"Integration has taken on greater importance as the healthcare industry continues its evolution toward quality- and value-based care," said David Del Toro, president and CEO of Clinical Software Solutions at Wolters Kluwer.

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Overcoming Challenges of Developing a 360-Degree Patient View

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, August 07, 2017.

The healthcare industry is evolving rapidly to adjust to new care models that support the increased utilization of innovative health information technology. Through the continual advancements of these interventions, significant improvements are apparent, such as the progression of electronic health records, patient engagement and care team communication.

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Halifax Health Engaged In Stealth War On Sepsis

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

A single question drives some of the decision-making in the emergency room at Halifax Health Medical Center: Does this patient have an infection?

In medicine, few things are as elusive as sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition triggered when the body responds to an infection. If it’s caught early, it can be contained and treated. But the symptoms — a fever, difficulty breathing or a rapid heart rate — are so common the condition often is not diagnosed.

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Digital health startups draw record investments in the first half of 2017

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

During the first half of this year, digital health startups raised more money than ever, with 188 digital health deals and $3.5 billion invested, according to a new report.If financing continues at this clip, 2017 will see $2.7 billion more in investments than last year, when there was $4.3 billion invested.

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Procuring Sustainable Success with Value-Based Care Models

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

All healthcare providers want the same things: better health for their patients and lower costs. Conceptually, value-based care achieves this shared goal by creating the incentives for all involved to provide better care and secure improved outcomes. Yet this approach lacks the appropriate framework and tools that enable and equip clinicians to achieve value-based outcomes.

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Gathering Intelligence: Antimicrobials

Posted in Client News Coverage on Sunday, June 04, 2017.

The fight against antimicrobial resistance is ongoing, on many fronts, and in some ways, scientists are working like spies, gathering intelligence, figuring out the landscape of each person’s ability to thwart infection, what new threats are out there, and how to confront them.

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Cultivating a Culture of Safety

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

A healthy patient who was expected to make a full recovery from a routine surgical procedure is found dead in bed from an unintentional opiod overdose. Another patient developed severe internal hemorrhaging and a near-fatal infection caused by a surgical sponge that was mistakenly left inside the patient’s abdominal cavity. These and other disturbing medical mistakes are also referred to as Never Events — and for an obvious reason — they should never happen. Not only are Never Events harmful to patient-victims, but healthcare givers can also suffer emotional and psychological distress. Medical errors such as these are also bad news for a medical facility’s budget and reputation.

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