Client News Coverage

Twelve Mobile Apps for Your Medical Practice

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, June 03, 2013.

Another recent and notable app is UpToDate MobileComplete for iOS and Android devices, or Windows 8 media tablets. Though the MobileComplete is pricier than its free version (UptoDate), it offers content for more than 20 specialties (including more than 10,000 topic reviews). It also comes with features that allow users to get to information quickly, including persistent log-in, suggested search terms, and mobile-optimized calculators.

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Smart EMRs & CDS

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, May 29, 2013.

The following video embed is from an interview with Sean Benson and Andre L’Heureux from Wolters Kluwer Health.The two discuss the gap or white space between EMR software and what clinicians want them to do. They also talk about the challenge of integrating EMR with CDS systems and what what EMR vendors could do to make the Smart EMR of the future possible. Their answer was quite interesting. Finally, they wrapped up the conversation with a look at the WKH Innovation Lab’s sepsis project.


ICD-10: Beyond IT and HIM

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, May 17, 2013.

For many hospitals and health networks, the transition to ICD-10 is the single greatest challenge in the current healthcare landscape, trumping both the formation of accountable care organizations (ACOs) and Meaningful Use compliance in terms of scope and reach. That is primarily because, unlike these other programs, the transition to ICD-10 is mandatory.

ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals»

Structuring for the Future of Clinical Decision Support (CDS)

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, May 10, 2013.

Clinical decision support tools (CDS) play an increasingly critical role in a healthcare organization’s overarching strategy to comply with federal incentive programs and succeed within the quality- and performance-based reimbursement landscape currently unfolding. When effectively aligned with physician documentation practices at the point of care, these tools can have a powerful impact on error reduction, the standardization of evidence-based practices, quality of care and ultimately saving lives.

Hospital EMR & EHR»

Navigating the Clinical Knowledge Management Challenge

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

The volume of complex clinical information being collected by hospitals and health systems has exploded in recent years, as have the types of clinical decision support (CDS) tools that use this information to drive clinical improvement. From order sets and care plans to prescribing guidance and CDS rules, healthcare organizations today bear the responsibility of ensuring the clinical knowledge they have amassed is properly delivered and properly maintained.

Executive Insight»

Jumpstarting an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, April 29, 2013.

The threat of increased incidence of antibiotic-resistant strains is well understood in the healthcare industry, creating urgency to combat antimicrobial resistance on the local, regional and national levels. For many, the effort begins with the introduction of an antimicrobial stewardship program, an investment of resources that many healthcare experts believe can deliver benefits that far outweigh the cost.

Becker's Clinical Quality & Infection Control»

Technology and patient engagement- an exclusive interview with Steve Rhodes

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

I recently had the opportunity to discuss the state of healthcare technology in the US with Steve Rhodes, President and CEO of Physician’s Trust. Steve shared his thoughts on healthcare’s current standing, why some institutions need more time to adopt the proper technology, and what needs to be done to set the country on the proper path to healthcare reform.

Engage Healthcare Today»

3 Factors Moving Healthcare From an Era of Physician-Driven to Patient-Driven Care

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

Last week, Wolters Kluwer held its annual media roundtable in Amsterdam. The event, held in conjunction with the release of the company's annual results, featured several healthcare leaders discussing trends in the industry and for patient care.

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Stepping Up Mobility For Enhanced Care Delivery

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, February 21, 2013.

Improving accuracy, efficiency and outcomes through mobile access to comprehensive drug information

Healthcare is inherently a mobile environment. When it comes to higher quality and more efficient delivery of care, a growing body of research suggests that there is a link between the amount of clinician time at a patient's bedside and improved workflows and outcomes.

Healthcare Technology Online»

5 Questions with Lexicomp, a clinically objective drug reference suite

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, February 06, 2013.

Lexicomp, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, is a major medical information resource for clinicians. While they have a large support network of clinical information available via the computer, they have been making gains on mobile products via apps.


The P4P crossroads: Is hospital pharmacy leadership ready?

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, January 31, 2013.

With the rollout of CMS' Value-based Purchasing (VBP) Program and the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) in 2012, hospitals are under the gun to attain higher quality standards or face the fallout of financial penalties. Many hospitals, including those that believe they were performing at high levels, were caught off guard to learn that their initial CMS performance reports pointed to penalty levels weighty enough to turn heads.

Drug Topics»

Commentary: A new CDS standard for meaningful use stage 3 and beyond

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

There are two fundamental objectives driving trends on the national healthcare stage today — the need to increase quality and decrease costs. From meaningful use (MU) to new pay-for-performance initiatives, all efforts are aimed to work synergistically to deliver better outcomes through more accountable and efficient care delivery.

Government Health IT»

ACO and HIE: Algorithms, data integrity and patient identity

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, January 17, 2013.

Accurate patient data matching is integral not only to the provision of safe and effective healthcare, but also to the success of accountable care organizations (ACOs), health information exchanges (HIEs) and other emerging care models. Yet healthcare organizations continue to struggle against the growing volume of duplicate and overlaid records that clogs their systems and compromises the integrity of the patient data upon which internal and, increasingly, external care decisions are based.

Government Health IT»

Integration, analytics key to next-generation EMRs

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, December 28, 2012.

Despite the myriad and often complex ways of attempting to achieve it, the goal of healthcare reform is to improve care while decreasing cost. Incentives put in place as part of the HITECH Act give reimbursements to physicians who convert from paper-based records to electronic medical records (EMRs) – although the ultimate cost savings of EMRs is still being disputed.

Health Management Technology»

How ACOs can leverage data to reduce readmissions, reap shared savings

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, December 27, 2012.

Hospital readmissions are costly and often preventable events. Yet intense efforts to decrease readmissions rates and avoid penalties under the 2010 federal healthcare reform law have yet to have a significant impact, as one in five hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries are still being readmitted within 30 days of discharge.

Government Health IT»