Client News Coverage

Achieving Successful CDS-EHR Integration via the HL7 Infobutton

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, January 17, 2014.

Dr. Stephen Beck discusses how HL7 Infobutton technology helps improve outcomes, accelerate clinician adoption of CDS and EHR technologies at Catholic Health Partners.

Clinical decision support (CDS) resources such as evidence-based reference content, order sets, care plans, medication alerting systems, and surveillance technology have been identified as key elements to successfully achieving the aggressive quality goals laid out in federal initiatives. However, leading industry research groups, including KLAS and The Advisory Board, report that widespread CDS use is hampered by electronic health record (EHR) integration challenges.

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7 Ideas for Improving Sepsis Management

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

In a healthcare world in which amazing things are increasingly possible — surgery through just a few tiny incisions, successful replacements of entire organs, treatment of once-fatal infections — sepsis is still a problem.

Becker's Clinical Quality and Infection Control»

Improving Patient-Centered Care With HL7 Infobuttons at Catholic Health Partners

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, December 26, 2013.

"A tool that makes smart providers smarter”

Health Level Seven (HL7), a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards development organization with more than 2,300 members, is continually developing a framework and standards for the information exchange, integration, sharing and retrieval to improve clinical practice and the management, delivery, and evaluation of health services.

Healthcare Informatics»

Healthcare's Comprehension Conundrum

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, December 26, 2013.

To combat limited health literacy, we need to improve patient education tools.

Let's face it. For the vast majority of people, it takes courage to speak up and admit a lack of clarity or understanding when encountering new information. It's certainly no different for patients. In healthcare settings, the gap between communication and understanding is compounded by a complex medical system and lack of appropriate tools to support both education and comprehension of health information.

Advance Healthcare Network»

Overcoming The Challenges Of Core Measures Reporting

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, December 20, 2013.

Complying with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)/Joint Commission mandate to monitor and report core measures is a complex, time-consuming process  carrying significant implications for hospitals failing at the task. As the stakes get higher, so too does the level of difficulty involved in maintaining compliant reporting processes.

Healthcare Technology Online»

Keeping Information Clean

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.

New Information Governance Efforts Challenge HIM to Sort Out Dirty Data

In a hurry to deliver two dozen artisanal doughnuts to your office one Monday morning, the bicycle delivery man takes a spill in rush hour traffic. One dozen glazed pastries tumble out of the bakery box onto the sidewalk, collecting some dirt but still looking edible (five second rule!). The other dozen, customized and individually wrapped in a separate box, survives unharmed.

Journal of AHIMA»

How Lexicomp helps reduce patient medication errors and more [VIDEO]

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, October 28, 2013.

Lexicomp Online for Dentistry provides industry leading reference information and screening tools to help answer prescribing, diagnosis and treatment questions.


Dental Products Report»

Healthcare Standards – Opportunities and Challenges Remain for SNOMED CT, RxNorm and LOINC

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.

Health IT standards and interoperability go hand-in-hand. Going forward, the success of the industry’s movement towards greater health information exchange (HIE) will hinge on the successful uptake and adoption of standards that will ensure reliable communication between disparate systems.



Averting Risk through Effective Population Management Strategies

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, September 06, 2013.

It’s a unique time in healthcare. Public and private initiatives are aligning and are working synergistically toward the transformation of the healthcare system through improved care access, quality and cost. Part of this movement is a paradigm shift away volume-based, fee-for-service care toward a system where quality is the foundational aspect of all clinical and administrative operations—a healthcare system incentivized by a performance-based regulatory and reimbursement environment to provide proactive, patient-centered care.


Healthcare Informatics»

Laying the Best Foundation for Medication Reconciliation

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, September 06, 2013.

Effective medication reconciliation across the continuum of care is a critical element to eliminating medication errors and adverse drug events (ADEs). It is a focal point of such national initiatives as Meaningful Use (MU) and the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals and will also be crucial to ensuring performance metrics are met under Value-Based Purchasing and the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.


Senior Living Tech Expands Memory Care Continuum

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.

Senior living technology bundled with innovative services can help create virtual memory care environments in communities where higher levels of care have already reached capacity, said technology services provider Healthsense in a Tuesday webinar.


Senior Housing News»

Healthsense acquires senior monitoring technology firm

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, August 05, 2013.

As the aging population outpaces the number of caregivers, a local technology company is making sure seniors are never really alone. Healthsense, based in Mendota Heights, bolstered its monitoring capability Tuesday when it acquired a Richmond, Va., company that delivers caregivers more sophisticated data about residents in senior living facilities.

Star Tribune»

Enhance usability, practice value with highly configurable EMRs

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, August 05, 2013.

Photo used with permission from It is no secret that usability is a primary culprit behind EMR failures. It has been added as a criterion of Stage 2 meaningful use EHR certification and is a common complaint from frustrated physicians whose systems don’t support practice workflow — negatively impacting productivity, profitability, quality of care and staff morale.


Phys Biz Tech»

Where We Fall Short: Reducing Sepsis and Other Diseases through Change Management

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, August 05, 2013.

The human toll of sepsis—the number one preventable cause of mortality in hospitals—is staggering. Of the more than 750,000 severe sepsis cases each year in the United States, 215,000 patients die, making it the leading cause of death in non-cardiac intensive care units. It also accounts for a significant financial burden, equating to $16.7 billion in unnecessary healthcare expenditures.



Why PaaS is the Future of Healthcare

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, August 05, 2013.

The need for improved data management and quality reporting is increasing exponentially as various healthcare reform measures take effect. From hospitals and physicians participating in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans looking to improve their Star ratings, it seems that no healthcare sector is exempt from this litany of change.