Client News Coverage

Healthcare Standards – Opportunities and Challenges Remain for SNOMED CT, RxNorm and LOINC

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.

Health IT standards and interoperability go hand-in-hand. Going forward, the success of the industry’s movement towards greater health information exchange (HIE) will hinge on the successful uptake and adoption of standards that will ensure reliable communication between disparate systems.

 

EMR & EHR»

Averting Risk through Effective Population Management Strategies

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, September 06, 2013.

It’s a unique time in healthcare. Public and private initiatives are aligning and are working synergistically toward the transformation of the healthcare system through improved care access, quality and cost. Part of this movement is a paradigm shift away volume-based, fee-for-service care toward a system where quality is the foundational aspect of all clinical and administrative operations—a healthcare system incentivized by a performance-based regulatory and reimbursement environment to provide proactive, patient-centered care.

 

Healthcare Informatics»

Laying the Best Foundation for Medication Reconciliation

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, September 06, 2013.

Effective medication reconciliation across the continuum of care is a critical element to eliminating medication errors and adverse drug events (ADEs). It is a focal point of such national initiatives as Meaningful Use (MU) and the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals and will also be crucial to ensuring performance metrics are met under Value-Based Purchasing and the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.

EMR & EHR»

Senior Living Tech Expands Memory Care Continuum

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.

Senior living technology bundled with innovative services can help create virtual memory care environments in communities where higher levels of care have already reached capacity, said technology services provider Healthsense in a Tuesday webinar.

 

Senior Housing News»

Healthsense acquires senior monitoring technology firm

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, August 05, 2013.

As the aging population outpaces the number of caregivers, a local technology company is making sure seniors are never really alone. Healthsense, based in Mendota Heights, bolstered its monitoring capability Tuesday when it acquired a Richmond, Va., company that delivers caregivers more sophisticated data about residents in senior living facilities.

Star Tribune»

Enhance usability, practice value with highly configurable EMRs

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, August 05, 2013.

Photo used with permission from Shuttershock.com It is no secret that usability is a primary culprit behind EMR failures. It has been added as a criterion of Stage 2 meaningful use EHR certification and is a common complaint from frustrated physicians whose systems don’t support practice workflow — negatively impacting productivity, profitability, quality of care and staff morale.

 

Phys Biz Tech»

Where We Fall Short: Reducing Sepsis and Other Diseases through Change Management

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, August 05, 2013.

The human toll of sepsis—the number one preventable cause of mortality in hospitals—is staggering. Of the more than 750,000 severe sepsis cases each year in the United States, 215,000 patients die, making it the leading cause of death in non-cardiac intensive care units. It also accounts for a significant financial burden, equating to $16.7 billion in unnecessary healthcare expenditures.

 

PSQH»

Why PaaS is the Future of Healthcare

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, August 05, 2013.

The need for improved data management and quality reporting is increasing exponentially as various healthcare reform measures take effect. From hospitals and physicians participating in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans looking to improve their Star ratings, it seems that no healthcare sector is exempt from this litany of change.

 

EMR & HIPAA»

The Evidence-Based Care Plan

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, August 05, 2013.

Evidence-based practice (EBP), a vital aspect of core measures performance and initiatives rolling out under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, has been demonstrated to improve care quality, enhance patient safety and reduce costs related to errors and adverse events.

 

Advance Healthcare»

Health-monitoring tech firm Healthsense raises $4.3M

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 02, 2013.

Healthsense, a maker of in-home health-monitoring systems, has raised $4.3 million in capital, according to a regulatory filing.

 

Minneapolis- St. Paul Business Journal»

The Physician's Conundrum: Too Much Information, Too Little Time

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 02, 2013.

Recent articles have drawn attention to two serious physician stressors: (1) the overwhelming volume of rapidly changing medical evidence that physicians are expected to apply to clinical practice and (2) the relentless pressure to see more patients in less time.

 

Phys Biz Tech»

How ThedaCare integrated CDS into its EHR

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 02, 2013.

For most healthcare organizations and physicians, the bigger picture of the health IT movement is beginning to come into focus. As multiple federal initiatives continue to unfold in tandem, the synergy behind everything from meaningful use to value-based purchasing is influencing two primary goals: higher quality and lower costs.

 

Gevernment Health IT»

Investing in Mobile Technology a Must for Senior Living

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 02, 2013.

Senior living providers are actively seeking ways to make sure employees can provide residents the best care in the most efficient way possible, and they’re finding equipping front-line staff with mobile technology is essential to achieve that sweet spot.

 

Senior Housing News»

LOINC: Five Things Provider Organizations Need to Know

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 02, 2013.

Most healthcare professionals are familiar with CPT, HCPCS and ICD-9/ICD-10 codes and understand their roles in meeting Meaningful Use and coding requirements. But what about the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC®)? LOINC is a code system for identifying laboratory and clinical observations that has only recently gained greater visibility in healthcare organizations.

 

Advance Healthcare»

Heat Biologics Has Upped the Ante for its IPO

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 02, 2013.

Chapel Hill-based Heat Biologics has upped the amount of money it hopes to raise in an initial public offering of stock.

Separately, website IPOScoop.com is anticipating that Heat Biologics will price its shares after the market closes on July 24. That would mean that shares would start trading the following day.

 News Observer»