Client News Coverage

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Why Making the Case for Interoperability Standards is Needed

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

Interoperability. Thinking about the topic is daunting itself but for those on the frontlines of care delivery and for patients, its increasingly becoming necessary as the healthcare industry enters into a more networked era.

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Laying the Foundations for the New Healthcare: A Map of the New, Data-Driven Landscape

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

IT leaders at organizations like Geisinger Health, VITL, and Orlando Health are offering maps for success in laying the foundations for enterprise-wide analytics

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Insights from HIMSS17: Industry Leaders Share Their Observations and Key Takeaways

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

The HIMSS17 conference officially came to a close Thursday, and, once again, speakers, exhibitors and attendees all gathered, this time in Orlando, to discuss how health IT is enabling healthcare organizations to improve patient care and lower costs.

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Industry Insights: 5 questions with Vermont Information Technology Leaders CTO Michael Gagnon

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

In 2014, Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL), operator of the Vermont Health Information Exchange (VHIE), undertook a successful initiative to improve data exchange with industry stakeholders as well as acquire more complete and accurate patient information for quality measures reporting.

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New Tech on Tap at ASHP Midyear Meeting

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

Pharmacy technology can decrease medication errors and improve pharmacy fulfillment, patient prescribing and outcomes, as well as reduce 30-day readmissions, thus helping to lower the cost of health care in the hospital.

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Reference Data Management: The Cornerstone of Reliable Analytics

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

There is a lot of discussion about “clean” data today in healthcare. Recent movements with health IT, interoperability and data exchange hold great promise in fueling the high-level analytics needed to drive performance improvement. Yet, healthcare organizations, by and large, struggle in their quest to deploy infrastructures that support complete, accurate capture of data and ongoing management of those assets.

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HIMSS17: How Tech Tools Can Aim For Better Patient Experience

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Another HIMSS has come and gone and while the industry decompresses in its wake, it’s important to reflect on the themes and takeaways for the conference.

For one, the theme of the conference has changed over the years. “I think four or five years ago, you’d walk around HIMSS and everything would be about population health and population health became the label for how organizations should be thinking about the industry. I think there’s been a subtle or not-so-subtle change…to value-based care,” Mike Boswood, President and CEO, Truven Health Analytics, IBM Watson, told Healthcare Dive during the conference.

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Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: Overcoming 5 Barriers To High Performance

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, January 30, 2017.

Hospitals and health systems increasingly recognize the importance of antimicrobial stewardship. Concerns over the growth of antibiotic-resistant organisms are prompting unprecedented action on the national and international stage.

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Advancing Payment Reform with Effective State Health Information Exchange

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

Throughout the healthcare system, payers are shifting away from payment models that incentivize volume of services to models that incentivize quality, outcomes, and savings. Efforts to transform healthcare through value-based payment reform can be seen in state Medicaid managed care contracts that incentivize outcomes, delivery system reform efforts under Medicaid demonstration projects, State Innovation Model (SIM) efforts that seek to implement reforms across public and commercial markets, and Medicare’s new quality payment program established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

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Antimicrobial Stewardship: Evolving Mandates, Growing Opportunities

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, November 10, 2016.

Antimicrobial stewardship is receiving unprecedented national and international focus. Healthcare organizations that have not implemented impactful, sustainable initiatives to combat drug-resistant infections will soon have to bolster efforts as numerous U.S. regulatory initiatives converge to prioritize improvement.

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