Client News Coverage

7 Steps to Reduce Hospital Pharmacy Costs Without Eliminating Staff

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.

Each year, hospital executives are faced with the same daunting task of finding ways to tighten the budget belt one more notch. It's a sign of the times against looming — and in some cases significant — reimbursement cuts from Medicare and a regulatory backdrop demanding more for less.

Becker's Hospital Review»

Meet Our Members: Bob Brown, Mosaica Partners

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, June 06, 2012.

Bob Brown is the co-author of “The Health Information Exchange Formation Guide: The Authoritative Guide for Planning and Forming an HIE in Your State, Region or Community.”  The book was published in February 2011 and was recently named HIMSS Book of the Year. Along with co-author, Laura Kolkman, RN, MS, FHIMSS, he also writes the monthly HIE Formation column in HIMSS monthly e-newsletter, HIMSS HIELights.


Just Associates Appoints Vice President of Consulting Services

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, May 25, 2012.

Just Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in data integrity and data quality solutions for healthcare organizations, has appointed Karen Proffitt, MS, RHIA, CHP as its vice president of consulting services.

Advance for Health Information Professionals»

Just Associates names Proffitt as VP

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

Just Associates, a health information management and integrity company based in Centennial, Colo., has named Karen Proffitt to the newly created position of vice president of consulting services.

Modern Healthcare»

A Positive Side-Effect: How Clean MPIs Can Enhance the Patient Portal Experience

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, May 21, 2012.

Left unchecked, duplicates can prevent patients from fully utilizing portals.

Patient portals are emerging as an effective channel of communication and information exchange between hospitals, physicians and their patients, as well as a key element of many provider organizations' meaningful use strategies. However, realizing their full value can be hindered by a problem that is shared by the majority of hospitals across the nation - duplicate patient records.

Executive Insight»

Arizona Taps Mosaica Partners to Update Health Information Exchange Plans

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, May 17, 2012.

Mosaica Partners, a health information consulting and advisory firm, has been selected to assist the state of Arizona in updating its health information exchange (HIE) strategic and operations plans.

Advance for Health Information Professionals»

Meditech EHR to integrate with ProVation Order sets

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

Wolters Kluwer Health has signed an agreement with Meditech to offer integration between Meditech version 5.64 (Client/Server and Magic) and ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support.


Wolters Kluwer and MEDITECH Collaborate on CDS

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

Wolters Kluwer Health, a Minneapolis-based provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, has signed an agreement with MEDITECH (Westwood, Mass.) to offer  clinical decision integration between MEDITECH version 5.64 (Client/Server and MAGIC) and Wolters’ ProVation Order Sets. Wolters Kluwer says this integration will enable hospitals to author order sets via the ProVation software, then make finished order sets available to physicians in MEDITECH's Physician Care Manager application through an automated process.

Healthcare Informatics»

Managing Complex ACO Data Requirements

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

Managing the data needs within accountable care organizations (ACOs) is anything but business as usual. First, many of the quality and performance measures required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are more holistic quality-outcome measures, and are therefore relatively new concepts for hospitals and physician groups. Second, the data and information exchange requirements to effectively manage risk and quality outcomes within an ACO are extremely complex.

Executive Insight»

Emerging Care Models Require a New Approach to Interoperability, Information Exchange

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, May 02, 2012.

From accountable care organizations (ACOs) and patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) to the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative, emerging care models have upped the ante in terms of interoperability and information exchange. In particular, the need to better manage risk through improved care coordination and utilization management requires the ability to continuously track key quality and performance metrics and share information across a patient’s continuum of care.

Manatee-Sarasota Medical News»

ASC Leader to Know: Sean Benson of Provation Medical

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, April 26, 2012.

Sean Benson is the co-founder and vice president of innovation and clinical solutions at ProVation Medical, formerly known as cMore Medical Solutions. Mr. Benson started the company with his co-founders in 1994, focusing on offering healthcare providers efficient and innovative healthcare software solutions such as procedure documentation and coding. Since the group's inception, Mr. Benson has played a critical role in research and development, product management, sales and marketing, business development and client services for ProVation. His leadership and business expertise has helped the company grow to 150 employees.

Becker's ASC Review»

Drug info at your fingertips

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, April 02, 2012.

Facts & Comparisons eAnswers Mobile provides smartphone users with authoritative answers to drug information questions. The app, which combines industry-leading content from Facts & Comparisons eAnswers and Lexicomp, is available for iPhone and Android smartphones. This interactive resource helps practitioners ensure the safety and accuracy of therapeutic decision making through quick and easy mobile access to independently reviewed and researched drug information.

Health Management Technology»

Ensuring Effective Isolation Management

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, March 16, 2012.

An effective isolation management strategy is directly linked to the rapid identification of ‘isolation’ patients and includes timely and efficient cohorting, such as assigning two patients with MRSA to the same room, as well as 24/7 real-time communication of this information throughout the hospital. By closing information gaps related to isolation patients, hospitals are able to maximize efficiency of inpatient flow.

The Clinical Services Journal»

MedHOK Enhances Quality Improvement Initiatives for Simply Healthcare

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, March 05, 2012.

MedHOK recently announced that Simple Healthcare, a Florida-based HMO, has deployed its MedHOK platform for optimizing its quality improvement initiatives. By deploying this innovative and integrated care management platform, Simply Healthcare has enhanced its capability to improve quality outcomes and bring down costs for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

HealthTech Zone»

Wolters Kluwer Talks Order Sets for CDS

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, March 02, 2012.

As providers prepare for the shift from fee for service to a payment model that’s based more on performance, they’re turning to tech that can help with clinical decision support (CDS), or software that can help guide them toward determining a patient’s diagnosis. Information services company Wolters Kluwer has a health division that created a CDS tool called ProVation Order Sets. Here’s Vice President of Clinical Development and Informatics-Clinical Solutions for ProVation Medical Dr. Steve Claypool at HIMSS12 to explain. You’ll also hear from Dr. Michael West of ThedaCare, a seven-hospital system in Wisconsin, and he’ll talk about why ThedaCare chose to implement ProVation’s order sets.

Health 2.0 News»