Press Releases

Kettering Health Network Selects ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support

Posted in Press Releases on Friday, April 25, 2014.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 25, 2014) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Kettering Health Network has selected ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support as its clinical content management system.

Wolters Kluwer Health Releases the Medicare Plans File

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, April 21, 2014.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN —(April 21, 2014) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that it has released the Medi-Span® Medicare Plans File, which provides indicators to designate coverage under Medicare Part B and/or Part D, along with additional attributes to further support or clarify a drug’s coverage under these programs. As a valuable tool for Pharmacy Benefit Managers and insurance payers, this file will help to facilitate processes and policies around drugs covered by Medicare Part B and Part D.

Wolters Kluwer Health Urges Healthcare Organizations to Use ICD-10 Delay to Refine Transition Plans, Maximize Outcomes

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — (April 16, 2014) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, called upon healthcare organizations to view deferment of the ICD-10 implementation as an opportunity to refine plans to further minimize post-transition impacts and maximize quality and financial outcomes. In particular, the delay provides more time for clients to expand current strategies and further leverage its Health Language® and ProVation® Medical solutions to build a solid foundation for long-term clinical, financial and operational success under the expansive new code set.

UpToDate Receives Third Consecutive NorthFace ScoreBoard Award for ‘World-Class’ Customer Service

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Waltham, Mass. – (April 15, 2014) – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that the UpToDate® global customer support team has received the NorthFace ScoreBoard AwardSM from Omega Management Group Corp. for excellence in customer service and support. This is the third consecutive year that UpToDate has been recognized by Omega for exceeding customer expectations.

inPractice® Introduces Unique Point-of-Care Reference Tool for Oncology Nurses

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, April 09, 2014.

Reston, VA – April 8, 2014 inPractice® Resources, LLC, a subsidiary of Clinical Care Options (CCO), today announced the launch of a first-of-its kind education and reference tool dedicated to the needs of all nurses who provide care for patients with cancer. inPractice® Oncology Nursing is a point-of-care tool that combines high-quality nursing-focused content, oncology-specific clinical decision support, patient education, and professional development resources, including nursing continuing education credits, in a single, easily accessible digital resource.

MedHOK Achieves NCQA Measure Certification for P4P Measures

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, April 08, 2014.

TAMPA, Fla. – April 8, 2014 – MedHOK, which delivers industry leading actionable healthcare solutions for care, quality and compliance across an integrated cloud-based platform, announced today that it has achieved certification for its Pay for Performance (P4P) measures within 360Measures® for the third consecutive year. Earlier this year, MedHOK earned its fourth consecutive Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

Wolters Kluwer Health Unveils Enhanced UpToDate Android App for Users Worldwide

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

Waltham, Mass. – (March 26, 2014) – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today the release of significant enhancements to its UpToDate® App for the Android™ mobile platform. The new release delivers an upgraded experience for users worldwide who access the evidence-based clinical decision support resource via the award-winning UpToDate mobile app on their Android smartphones and tablets.

Health Language Selected by BJC HealthCare to Mitigate ICD-10 Transition Impact

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

DENVER, CO (March 19, 2014) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that BJC HealthCare will leverage the expertise of its Health Language® Professional Services team to mitigate the financial impact of the health system’s transition to ICD-10.

Healthsense Names Greg Melsen Chief Financial Officer

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, March 06, 2014.

Mendota Heights, Minn. – March 6, 2014 – Healthsense, Inc., the fastest growing provider of technology-enabled care solutions for the senior care continuum, announced today that Greg Melsen has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer.

Amphion Medical Solutions Launches Continuous Coding Quality Monitoring to Ensure Coder Accuracy, Proficiency

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, March 04, 2014.

MADISON, Wis. – (March 4, 2014) – Amphion Medical Solutions, a leading provider of advanced transcription and coding solutions and services, announced today the launch of Continuous Coding Quality Monitoring (CCQM), an innovative service to ensure ongoing coding quality and coder proficiency in ICD-10 code sets. CCQM, which takes an “educate first” approach to coding audits, delivers to hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and other healthcare organizations the feedback they need for accurate billing, clinical documentation improvement and targeted physician and coder education.

Wolters Kluwer Health Launches POC Advisor to Initially Address Sepsis Mortality Rates, Treatment Costs

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, February 24, 2014.

Integrated Clinical Decision Support and Workflow Management Platform Debuts at HIMSS14

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — February 24, 2014— Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today the beta launch of POC Advisor™, an integrated clinical decision support and workflow management platform under development within its Innovation Lab. Introduced at the HIMSS14 Annual Conference & Exhibition (Booth #1346), POC Advisor helps reduce variability in care, thereby increasing quality and safety and lowering costs.

Health Language Solutions Advance Semantic Interoperability with Data Normalization Capabilities

Posted in Press Releases on Friday, February 21, 2014.

A Semantically Normalized Information Model is Essential for Advancing Evidence-Based Protocols, Quality Improvement, Population Health Management, ACOs, and Other Forward-Looking Initiatives

DENVER, CO (February 21, 2014) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that it will demonstrate how its Health Language® Enterprise Terminology Platform can be used to integrate normalization services into health IT systems in Booth #1346 during the HIMSS14 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, FL, February 23-27.

Wolters Kluwer Health Announces Global Launch of UpToDate Anywhere, mHealth Decision Support Resource

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, February 20, 2014.

Orlando, FL – (February 20, 2014) – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today the global launch of UpToDate® Anywhere, enabling hospitals and healthcare organizations worldwide to provide clinicians with mobile access to its acclaimed clinical decision support resource anytime, anywhere and with local-language search and navigation. The announcement, made during the HIMSS14 Annual Conference & Exhibition, expands access of UpToDate Anywhere beyond the U.S. and Canada to all major markets worldwide, initially in Australia and New Zealand.

Wolters Kluwer Health Expert to Explore the Critical Role of Analytics in Successful ICD-10 Transitions during HIMSS14

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — February 19, 2014 — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Brian Levy, M.D., its Vice President of Global Clinical Operations, Health Language, will share with HIMSS14 attendees his expert insights on the critical role data analytics plays in effective transitions to ICD-10. The session, Leveraging Analytics to Capture the Full Benefit of ICD-10, will take place at 11:30 a.m. EST on February 26 in Room 304A of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

MedHOK Appoints Troy Smith as Chief Operating Officer

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

TAMPA, Fla. – February 12, 2014 – MedHOK, a leader in providing a single platform for care, quality and compliance for health plans, pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) and other risk-bearing entities, announced today the appointment of Troy Smith as chief operating officer (COO). In this role, Smith will manage and oversee all post-sales activities including platform implementation, infrastructure support and configuration management and project management, as well as development support for implementations.