Client News Coverage

Vendor, Consultant Team to Fight Sepsis

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 28, 2012.

Health information content vendor Wolters Kluwer Health and change management consultancy The Altos Group have jointly developed a program to reduce sepsis mortality rates in hospitals.

HealthData Management»

Wolters Kluwer Health, The Altos Group Partner to Develop Sepsis Mortality Reduction Program

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 28, 2012.

Wolters Kluwer Health has announced a strategic partnership with The Altos Group to advance development of an innovative sepsis mortality reduction program. Hospitals are currently being enrolled to serve as pilot sites in the program, which brings together mobile technology, actionable clinical content and clinical change management to enable early sepsis identification and intervention.

EMR Daily News»

Amphion Medical Solutions Launches Triton Health Document Cloud

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 28, 2012.

Amphion Medical Solutions, has announced the launch of Triton Health Document Cloud, a cloud-based transcription solution that can help hospitals maximize budgets and resources, in part by facilitating a seamless transition between in-house and outsourced services in response to evolving needs.

EMR Daily News»

Join Our Small Business Discussions

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, August 13, 2012.

Healthcare issues are top of mind for small businesses these days, especially since these companies usually don’t have enough staff to deal with them, particularly regarding costs and benefits.

Strategic Finance»

Medicare’s New Requirement for Evidence-based Order Sets

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, August 13, 2012.

In-house creation and maintenance of order sets by hospital staff just got a bit more challenging.

Without much fanfare, a small but significant change to Medicare’s Conditions of Participation (CoP) for hospitals went into effect in mid-July.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has decreed that Medicare-participating hospitals that use order sets, pre-printed or electronic standing orders and protocols for patient orders must ensure that they are consistent with nationally recognized and evidence-based guidelines and recommendations.

Hospital EMR and EHR»

Healthcare's "Big Data" Conundrum

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 07, 2012.

The quest for technological infrastructures that will support advanced clinical intelligence and elevate patient care

The noise on the healthcare regulatory front has been sending shockwaves through the industry for some time now, and the multitude of initiatives competing for resources will likely continue to absorb the C-Suite's time for the foreseeable future. As healthcare organizations clamor to keep up with new initiatives and stay ahead of the reimbursement curve, it is important that one of the principle goals behind the health IT movement remain at the forefront-the need to deploy infrastructures capable of driving meaningful improvements in patient outcomes.

ExecutiveInsight»

HIStalk Interviews Linda Peitzman MD, Wolters Kluwer Health

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, July 27, 2012.

Linda Peitzman MD is chief medical informatics officer of Wolters Kluwer Health.

HISTalk»

Tracking metrics in the cloud

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

Collection and reporting of key metrics are required by many emerging initiatives.

New care and reimbursement models are forcing healthcare organizations — physicians, hospitals and health plans — to step up their game when it comes to performance data. Collection and reporting of key metrics are required by many emerging initiatives, while several long-established programs are now embracing strong quality-enhancement strategies. Many are going so far as to link reimbursements and financial or other incentives to quality scores.

Health Management Technology»

Time for CMS to Get Prescriptive: Electronic Notes and Meaningful Use

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.

As the industry awaits the final rule for Stage 2 of electronic health records meaningful use, the ultimate success of Stage 2 may hinge on a requirement that was not even included in the proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

HealthData Management»

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.

HIMSS News»

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»