Client News Coverage

Healthcare’s Quality Quest: Getting Closer, But Still Haven’t Arrived

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, November 07, 2017.

Healthcare’s quality movement has come a long way since the Institute of Medicine released its ground-breaking report, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System, which launched the industry into a period of soul searching. That’s what happens when a professional community recognizes the catastrophic impact of its own errors—in this case, a massive toll on human life.

RCM Answers »

Leveraging E-Learning for Med Students’ Mental Health

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, November 02, 2017.

In medical school, the only currency of value is The Grade—something money cannot buy. Students pay their tuition and dive straight into the deep end of a curriculum that, right or wrong, is judged almost entirely on test performance. They strive to achieve the highest grade necessary to earn a ticket to the best residency. Students cram as much as they can to prepare for the exam, then forget the information as soon as the test is over. It becomes an endless cycle that generates huge levels of stress and anxiety and leaves students struggling to succeed—and hoping others fail to make up for their own poor performance.

The Doctor Weighs In »

Realizing the Value of Unstructured Data: Five Ways to Leverage NLP to Boost Outcomes and the Bottom Line

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, August 24, 2017.

There is a lot of industry discussion underway about the promise of natural language processing (NLP). Increasingly recognized as a powerful tool for unlocking vital clinical data, NLP turns unstructured documentation into shareable data that can be analyzed and acted upon.

For The Record »

Industry Diabetes Information Falls Short of Impact

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 18, 2017.

Diabetes is a massive epidemic afflicting both providers and patients as they grapple to effectively manage the disease. The industry at large recognizes this reality, yet the data needed to drive innovations in care remain too high level to yield the desired population health outcomes.

HIT Leader and News »

Wolters Kluwer Integrates ProVation Order Sets with Epic EHR

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 18, 2017.

Wolters Kluwer announced ProVation Order Sets integration with Epic EHR to support the importing and exporting of information to streamline and optimize order set management. This integration enables healthcare providers to streamline labor-intensive governance processes, optimize order set management and support existing order sets with evidence-based clinical content.

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Wolters Kluwer Integrates Order Sets With Epic EHR

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 18, 2017.

Wolters Kluwer Health is integrating its ProVation Order Sets with Epic software, in a move that aims to help hospitals streamline workflows for information governance and improve clinical decision support.

"Integration has taken on greater importance as the healthcare industry continues its evolution toward quality- and value-based care," said David Del Toro, president and CEO of Clinical Software Solutions at Wolters Kluwer.

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Overcoming Challenges of Developing a 360-Degree Patient View

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, August 07, 2017.

The healthcare industry is evolving rapidly to adjust to new care models that support the increased utilization of innovative health information technology. Through the continual advancements of these interventions, significant improvements are apparent, such as the progression of electronic health records, patient engagement and care team communication.

Silicone India Magazine »

Halifax Health Engaged In Stealth War On Sepsis

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

A single question drives some of the decision-making in the emergency room at Halifax Health Medical Center: Does this patient have an infection?

In medicine, few things are as elusive as sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition triggered when the body responds to an infection. If it’s caught early, it can be contained and treated. But the symptoms — a fever, difficulty breathing or a rapid heart rate — are so common the condition often is not diagnosed.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal »

Digital health startups draw record investments in the first half of 2017

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

During the first half of this year, digital health startups raised more money than ever, with 188 digital health deals and $3.5 billion invested, according to a new report.If financing continues at this clip, 2017 will see $2.7 billion more in investments than last year, when there was $4.3 billion invested.

Modern Healthcare »

Procuring Sustainable Success with Value-Based Care Models

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

All healthcare providers want the same things: better health for their patients and lower costs. Conceptually, value-based care achieves this shared goal by creating the incentives for all involved to provide better care and secure improved outcomes. Yet this approach lacks the appropriate framework and tools that enable and equip clinicians to achieve value-based outcomes.

HIS Talk »

Gathering Intelligence: Antimicrobials

Posted in Client News Coverage on Sunday, June 04, 2017.

The fight against antimicrobial resistance is ongoing, on many fronts, and in some ways, scientists are working like spies, gathering intelligence, figuring out the landscape of each person’s ability to thwart infection, what new threats are out there, and how to confront them.

Health Data Buzz »

 

Cultivating a Culture of Safety

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

A healthy patient who was expected to make a full recovery from a routine surgical procedure is found dead in bed from an unintentional opiod overdose. Another patient developed severe internal hemorrhaging and a near-fatal infection caused by a surgical sponge that was mistakenly left inside the patient’s abdominal cavity. These and other disturbing medical mistakes are also referred to as Never Events — and for an obvious reason — they should never happen. Not only are Never Events harmful to patient-victims, but healthcare givers can also suffer emotional and psychological distress. Medical errors such as these are also bad news for a medical facility’s budget and reputation.

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Building Sustainable PHM Initiatives: 5 Things You Should Expect From An Industry Partner

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

The race is on to effective management of high-risk patient populations. Payers and providers recognize future survival in the fee-for-value world depends on having the right systems in place. Yet, in the rush to implement effective care management infrastructures, many forget to consider the big picture of optimization and sustainability.

Health IT Outcomes »

Attaining a 360 Degree View of the Patient

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Over the last 10 years, the healthcare industry has experienced a major shift in both the prevalence and importance of information technology. Electronic health records have progressed from bleeding edge, to basic requirement, to competitive differentiator. Claims and authorizations have made the leap from the fax machine to the cloud. Patient engagement has transitioned from printed questionnaires to connected devices and wearables. Care team communication has evolved from paper memoranda to secure mobile communication.

HITECH Answers »

Achieving Higher Quality Care and Patient Safety

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

The field of clinical analytics enables cooperation between patients, providers, and payers. This is sometimes easier said than done. The end goal for healthcare organizations is to improve outcomes and reduce costs. With so many factors in play regarding clinical analytics, Health Management Technology was curious about current issues surrounding the topic. We asked a roundtable of relevant solutions providers to expand on how they achieved a higher quality of care and patient safety, the challenges they are facing in the industry, and what their predictions for the future of clinical analytics are as well as their newest advancements and technologies. Here’s what they had to say.

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