Client News Coverage

Industry Offers Mixed Reactions to the Medicaid 'Uber Rule'

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

On April 25, CMS released its final rule on regulatory changes to Medicaid managed care programs and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The new regulations will be implemented in phases, beginning on July 1, 2017.

Healthcare Dive »

Editorial: Better Oversight for Medicaid; A Questionable Start on Doc Pay

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

It was a field day last week for health wonks in Washington. The CMS issued two major rules—one final, one proposed—that will shape how nearly half the nation's healthcare tab gets spent over the next decade.

Modern Healthcare »

New CMS Rule Could Significantly Impact Medicaid Managed Care

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

For state Medicaid and CHIP programs, successful implementation of the new rule is dependent on their ability to collect, store, analyze, and report on operational, financial, and program data from managed care plans.

Managed Healthcare Executive »

4 Ways To Capitalize On Industry Transformation

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

It’s important to trust your gut, especially during tough times. Just ask Cognosante Founder and Chief Executive Officer Y. Michele Kang, who launched the Virginia-based business during the 2008 financial crisis.

Forbes »

Spaulding Decon Franchise to Open in Wichita

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

Augusta native Justin Kufahl has had a peripatetic life in recent years.

“Up until now I kind of did things that were interesting to me or sounded like fun or were exotic,” he says, explaining that he’s moved every six months to year and a half with various adventures.

The Wichita Eagle »

How This Ex-Police Officer Found a Business in Cleaning Up Crime Scenes, Hoarders' Homes

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

When Laura Spaulding busted meth labs or walked through crime scenes as a police officer with the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, she sometimes thought about what happened after the squad cars pulled away. Who would clean up the fingerprint dust and the blood? What would happen to the property?

Entrepreneur »

Crime Cleanup: Creating a Positive Spin

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

Marketing is tough for businesses that clean up crime scenes or the homes of hoarders. How can you put a positive spin on it and get customers to trust and hire you? The founder of one small business says she had to focus on her marketing.

MSNBC »

National Efforts Take Aim at Reaching Semantic Interoperability

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

As the healthcare industry grapples with the daunting challenges of achieving interoperability, stakeholders are focused on solving the fundamental problem of ensuring that all parties “speak the same language,” through the use of common data models and vocabularies. Semantic interoperability, the ability of two or more healthcare systems to share clinical information and use it meaningfully, is a critical requirement for enabling population health management and the rapidly approaching transition from fee-for-service to value-based care models.

Health Data Management »

Redefined Sepsis Affects Coding, Documentation

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

A leading cause of death in the United States, sepsis results in 750,000 fatalities each year. With annual treatment costs estimated to be $20 billion, sepsis tops the list of the most expensive conditions to treat. Because health care organizations have difficulty diagnosing the life-threatening complication in a timely way, individuals who develop the condition while in the hospital often experience treatment delays and subsequently poor outcomes.

For the Record »

Update on Saving Lives with Predictive Analytics

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

Sean Benson, Vice President of Innovation at Wolters Kluwer Health joined Intrepid Now once again to provide an Update on Saving Lives with Predictive Analytics.

Intrepid Now »

Targeting Instances of Sepsis at Huntsville Hospital

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

Evaluating the Impact of a Computerized Surveillance Algorithm and Decision Support System on Sepsis Mortality,” appeared in the June print edition of The Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA). This study examined how clinicians at Alabama’s Huntsville Hospital decreased sepsis-related deaths by 53 percent during a 10-month period using a combination of clinical change management and electronic alerting from POC Advisor, a highly-accurate clinical decision support (CDS) software.

HIT Leaders and News »

Seeking a Sharper Focus on Sepsis

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

It’s been just a few weeks since boxing legend and activist Mohamand Ali died of sepsis, a condition that still remains greatly a mystery to many outside and inside healthcare.

In our previous worked focusing upon sepsis, we learned several discrepancies exist in incidence and mortality reporting due to the host of definitions and terminologies used for sepsis in the field.

HIT Leaders and News »

Hospital Cuts Sepsis Deaths With Surveillance, Extra Training

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

Study: Automated, Real-Time Surveillance Significantly Reduced Sepsis Mortality

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

Automated surveillance and real-time analysis led to a significant reduction in sepsis mortality at Alabama’s Huntsville Hospital, according to research recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).

Healthcare Informatics »

Clinical Decision Support Decreases Sepsis Mortality in AL

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

A pair of clinical informaticist consultants found clinical decision support (CDS) systems to have a positive impact on identifying instances of sepsis and reducing sepsis mortality at an Alabama hospital.

EHR Intelligence »