Client News Coverage

Huntsville Hospital reduces sepsis mortality through pilot program

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Sepsis is the most common cause of death in hospital critical care units, but Huntsville Hospital is using new technology to lower mortality rates.

Doctors and nurses aren't using new medications or scans, but instead they took part in a study with global healthcare information provider Wolters Kluwer. Workers received iPod Touches, and installed the company's Sepsis Module on their POC Advisor platform.

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HIMSS15 Trade Show Vendor Highlight: Wolters Kluwer

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

In this series, we are featuring some of the thousands of vendors who will be participating in the HIMSS15 conference and trade show. Through it, we hope to offer readers a closer look at some of the solution providers who will either be in attendance – with a booth showcasing and displaying key products and offerings – or that will have a presence of some kind at the show – key executives in attendance or presenting, for example.

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The Future of Healthcare Innovation, Big Data, Security and Patient Engagement

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

HIMSS organizers, in preparation of its annual conference and trade show and as a way to rally attendees around several trending topics for the coming show, asked the healthcare community how it feels about several key issues. I’ve reached out to readers of this site so they can respond to what they see as the future of healthcare innovation, data security, patient engagement and big data.

Electronic Health Reporter »

Sean Benson: Saving Lives with #PredictiveAnalytics

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Sean Benson, Vice President of Innovation, Wolters Kluwer Health, discusses the current problems with hospital IT: As patient data continues to grow rapidly, hospital systems struggle to turn the information into actionable data. Additionally, the disparities between silo’ed-clinical systems, such as pharmacy, labs and EHRs, force physicians to make care decisions based on fragmented information.

Intrepid Now »

CDS App Slashes Sepsis Mortality Rates in Half

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

When Wolters Kluwer Health set out to reduce sepsis incidents, mortalities and readmissions, the vendor hypothesized that clinical decision support could prove most useful.

And after conducting research at 50 hospitals, Wolters Kluwer determined that it would take more than just CDS. The application had to include three tenets: change management, alerts that are both highly-sensitive and highly-specific in nature, and the ability to deliver evidence-based CDS at the point of care.

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Speeding Sepsis Response by Integrating Key Technology

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Three-week-old Jose Carlos Romero-Herrera was rushed to the ER, lethargic and unresponsive with a fever of 102.3. His mother watched helplessly as doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and assorted other clinicians frantically worked to determine what was wrong with an infant who just 24 hours earlier had been healthy and happy.


VUCA Health Delivers Pharmacy Video Guidance to Enhance Patient Medication Adherence for MyMeds Customers

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

VUCA Health announced today that MyMeds, a secure web and mobile platform that helps users manage medication use, will now receive on-demand patient education videos designed to drive medication adherence and safety.

Data Integrity Challenges Loom Large

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, June 06, 2016.

In today's data-driven health care system, no medical specialty is exempt from reporting on key performance metrics. Two, however, carry a heavier burden than most: cardiology and gastroenterology (GI).

For The Record »

Avoiding One of the Most Common Analytics Pitfalls

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

Today’s hospital and health system executives cannot help but hear the clamor to advance data-driven care delivery models focused on proactive management of populations. Pressed by a sense of urgency to position for the future of risk-based reimbursement arrangements, executives can often overlook a cornerstone element to success with analytics: data normalization. In fact, it is not uncommon for a health system to invest millions of dollars in an analytics solution, only to realize later that the reports being produced are inaccurate or meaningless due to missing or poor quality data.

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The promise of a new beginning: On the call with Ginny Kwong, MD, Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer, Halifax Health

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, February 25, 2016.

In a previous set of interviews with Jim O’Brien, MD, MSc, Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety, Ohio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital and Stephen Claypool, MD, Medical Director, POC AdvisorWolters Kluwer, we learned about the ravages of sepsis and how POC Advisor’s electronic surveillance and alerts assist in sepsis detection.

HIT Leaders and News »

Sterile compounding: Regulations, best practices, and industry standards

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, December 10, 2015.

While sterile compounding in hospital and health-system pharmacies has long been a critical component of quality care delivery, the industry’s ability to mainstream and standardize best practices of these high-risk processes has faced ongoing challenges. However, several decades of effort are beginning to show promise as states increasingly adopt and mandate use of USP Chapter <797> (USP 797), the recognized industry standard, to improve the safety outlook for both patients and the staff who engage in compounding.

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The NASCAR Foundation Has Chosen Dunedin's Carl Flatley as Finalist for Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

The NASCAR Foundation has chosen Dunedin's Carl Flatley, the founder of Sepsis Alliance, as one of four finalists for the foundation's Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award presented by Nationwide. Flatley founded the alliance after his daughter lost her life to sepsis, a complication that occurs after an infection. Learn more about the reward at

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Beyond Words: Terminology Management's Role In Meaningful Use

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, November 12, 2015.

As a faocal point of national quality initiatives, meaningful use (MU) is unfolding across the industry as a startegic effort to increase the momentum of health information exchange (HIE). The initiative accomplishes this goal by progressively laying a foundation of attestation requirements for the collection, exchange, and reporting of data using certified EHR technology (CEHRT).

For The Record Magazine »

The Role of Content Management in Ebola Response

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, July 07, 2015.

Standardization of evidence-based practices is a central goal of initiatives to improve population health, enhance patient experiences and lower costs.

While the ability to reduce variation in clinical response is an important component to reaching these goals, it is even more critical in the case of a public health crisis when time for disease containment is of the essence.

Health Data Management »

Same-Day Billing: Putting the 'management' in revenue cycle management

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

Under the burden of new regulations and pay-for-performance initiatives to curb costs, hospitals' and healthcare networks' financial systems must find more efficient routes to cut time-to-bill for procedures and diagnostic care. The faster the procedure is coded and billed, the faster the facility is paid. However, despite best efforts, many organizations still struggle to turn around coding and billing in a timely manner. Delays can range from coding to the more severe issue of rejected or denied claims, which prevent payment from occurring in a reasonable timeframe, negatively impacting overall revenues.

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