Client News Coverage

Speeding Sepsis Response by Integrating Key Technology

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

Three-week-old Jose Carlos Romero-Herrera was rushed to the ER, lethargic and unresponsive with a fever of 102.3. His mother watched helplessly as doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and assorted other clinicians frantically worked to determine what was wrong with an infant who just 24 hours earlier had been healthy and happy.

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VUCA Health Delivers Pharmacy Video Guidance to Enhance Patient Medication Adherence for MyMeds Customers

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

VUCA Health announced today that MyMeds, a secure web and mobile platform that helps users manage medication use, will now receive on-demand patient education videos designed to drive medication adherence and safety.

Data Integrity Challenges Loom Large

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, June 06, 2016.

In today's data-driven health care system, no medical specialty is exempt from reporting on key performance metrics. Two, however, carry a heavier burden than most: cardiology and gastroenterology (GI).

For The Record »

Avoiding One of the Most Common Analytics Pitfalls

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

Today’s hospital and health system executives cannot help but hear the clamor to advance data-driven care delivery models focused on proactive management of populations. Pressed by a sense of urgency to position for the future of risk-based reimbursement arrangements, executives can often overlook a cornerstone element to success with analytics: data normalization. In fact, it is not uncommon for a health system to invest millions of dollars in an analytics solution, only to realize later that the reports being produced are inaccurate or meaningless due to missing or poor quality data.

HIE Answers »

The promise of a new beginning: On the call with Ginny Kwong, MD, Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer, Halifax Health

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, February 25, 2016.

In a previous set of interviews with Jim O’Brien, MD, MSc, Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety, Ohio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital and Stephen Claypool, MD, Medical Director, POC AdvisorWolters Kluwer, we learned about the ravages of sepsis and how POC Advisor’s electronic surveillance and alerts assist in sepsis detection.

HIT Leaders and News »

Sterile compounding: Regulations, best practices, and industry standards

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, December 10, 2015.

While sterile compounding in hospital and health-system pharmacies has long been a critical component of quality care delivery, the industry’s ability to mainstream and standardize best practices of these high-risk processes has faced ongoing challenges. However, several decades of effort are beginning to show promise as states increasingly adopt and mandate use of USP Chapter <797> (USP 797), the recognized industry standard, to improve the safety outlook for both patients and the staff who engage in compounding.

Drug Topics »

The NASCAR Foundation Has Chosen Dunedin's Carl Flatley as Finalist for Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

The NASCAR Foundation has chosen Dunedin's Carl Flatley, the founder of Sepsis Alliance, as one of four finalists for the foundation's Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award presented by Nationwide. Flatley founded the alliance after his daughter lost her life to sepsis, a complication that occurs after an infection. Learn more about the reward at carlspitcrew.com.

Tampa Bay Times »

Beyond Words: Terminology Management's Role In Meaningful Use

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, November 12, 2015.

As a faocal point of national quality initiatives, meaningful use (MU) is unfolding across the industry as a startegic effort to increase the momentum of health information exchange (HIE). The initiative accomplishes this goal by progressively laying a foundation of attestation requirements for the collection, exchange, and reporting of data using certified EHR technology (CEHRT).

For The Record Magazine »

The Role of Content Management in Ebola Response

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, July 07, 2015.

Standardization of evidence-based practices is a central goal of initiatives to improve population health, enhance patient experiences and lower costs.

While the ability to reduce variation in clinical response is an important component to reaching these goals, it is even more critical in the case of a public health crisis when time for disease containment is of the essence.

Health Data Management »

Same-Day Billing: Putting the 'management' in revenue cycle management

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

Under the burden of new regulations and pay-for-performance initiatives to curb costs, hospitals' and healthcare networks' financial systems must find more efficient routes to cut time-to-bill for procedures and diagnostic care. The faster the procedure is coded and billed, the faster the facility is paid. However, despite best efforts, many organizations still struggle to turn around coding and billing in a timely manner. Delays can range from coding to the more severe issue of rejected or denied claims, which prevent payment from occurring in a reasonable timeframe, negatively impacting overall revenues.

Executive Insight »

Is Mobile the Answer to Closed-Loop Dictation?

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

HIT and mobile technology have finally come to a crossroad. The mobile industry has reached a point where experimenting with HIT integration is feasible, proven, and affordable. Cost barriers such as application hardware and software and design complexity that once prevented developers from exploring mobile integration have been minimized.

For The Record »

Common Medical Billing Errors

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

Everyone makes mistakes. It’s a natural part of life. But when it comes to medical billing and coding errors, one mistake can mean thousands of dollars in mismanaged costs for both a physician and a patient. A shocking 8 out of 10 hospital bills contain errors, as reported by ABC News. Medical billing errors might mean that a patient is billed for too much or too little of their treatment cost. Medical coding errors might mean that a patient’s treatment is coded as a procedure that is not covered by insurance, so they are left with a hefty bill.

Top Medical Assisting Programs »

Everyone makes mistakes. It’s a natural part of life. But when it comes to medical billing and coding errors, one mistake can mean thousands of dollars in mismanaged costs for both a physician and a patient. A shocking 8 out of 10 hospital bills contain errors, as reported by ABC News. Medical billing errors might mean that a patient is billed for too much or too little of their treatment cost. Medical coding errors might mean that a patient’s treatment is coded as a procedure that is not covered by insurance, so they are left with a hefty bill.   - See more at: http://www.topmedicalassistingprograms.com/blog/common-medical-billing-errors#sthash.XxZCLtMQ.dpuf
Everyone makes mistakes. It’s a natural part of life. But when it comes to medical billing and coding errors, one mistake can mean thousands of dollars in mismanaged costs for both a physician and a patient. A shocking 8 out of 10 hospital bills contain errors, as reported by ABC News. Medical billing errors might mean that a patient is billed for too much or too little of their treatment cost. Medical coding errors might mean that a patient’s treatment is coded as a procedure that is not covered by insurance, so they are left with a hefty bill.   - See more at: http://www.topmedicalassistingprograms.com/blog/common-medical-billing-errors#sthash.XxZCLtMQ.dpuf

Ebola Epidemic Highlights the Need for ICD-10

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

When the first U.S. Ebola patient was admitted to a Dallas hospital in the summer of 2014, the ensuing media firestorm scrutinized nearly every aspect of the U.S. healthcare system’s readiness to deal with an epidemic that had already left thousands dead and dying overseas.

ICD10 Monitor »

Speeding Sepsis Response by Integrating Key Technology

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

Three-week-old Jose Carlos Romero-Herrera was rushed to the ER, lethargic and unresponsive with a fever of 102.3. His mother watched helplessly as doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and assorted other clinicians frantically worked to determine what was wrong with an infant who just 24 hours earlier had been healthy and happy.

EMR & HIPPA »

Dual Coding: Shifting Focus To Root Operations

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

As more hospitals undertake dual coding in advance of ICD-10, evidence is emerging that suggests clinical documentation may not be the only weak link in the transition. Many are discovering that coders are struggling with the correct selection of the 31 PCS root operations. Dual coding programs are highlighting for many facilities the significant need for advanced PCS training, especially in cardiovascular, muscular skeletal, and obstetrics. A recent pilot undertaken by Amphion revealed more than half of the surgical procedure code errors were attributed to the incorrect selection of the “root operation.

Health IT Outcomes »