Client News Coverage

Managing Complex ACO Data Requirements

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

Managing the data needs within accountable care organizations (ACOs) is anything but business as usual. First, many of the quality and performance measures required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are more holistic quality-outcome measures, and are therefore relatively new concepts for hospitals and physician groups. Second, the data and information exchange requirements to effectively manage risk and quality outcomes within an ACO are extremely complex.

Executive Insight»

Emerging Care Models Require a New Approach to Interoperability, Information Exchange

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, May 02, 2012.

From accountable care organizations (ACOs) and patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) to the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative, emerging care models have upped the ante in terms of interoperability and information exchange. In particular, the need to better manage risk through improved care coordination and utilization management requires the ability to continuously track key quality and performance metrics and share information across a patient’s continuum of care.

Manatee-Sarasota Medical News»

ASC Leader to Know: Sean Benson of Provation Medical

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, April 26, 2012.

Sean Benson is the co-founder and vice president of innovation and clinical solutions at ProVation Medical, formerly known as cMore Medical Solutions. Mr. Benson started the company with his co-founders in 1994, focusing on offering healthcare providers efficient and innovative healthcare software solutions such as procedure documentation and coding. Since the group's inception, Mr. Benson has played a critical role in research and development, product management, sales and marketing, business development and client services for ProVation. His leadership and business expertise has helped the company grow to 150 employees.

Becker's ASC Review»

Drug info at your fingertips

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, April 02, 2012.

Facts & Comparisons eAnswers Mobile provides smartphone users with authoritative answers to drug information questions. The app, which combines industry-leading content from Facts & Comparisons eAnswers and Lexicomp, is available for iPhone and Android smartphones. This interactive resource helps practitioners ensure the safety and accuracy of therapeutic decision making through quick and easy mobile access to independently reviewed and researched drug information.

Health Management Technology»

Ensuring Effective Isolation Management

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, March 16, 2012.

An effective isolation management strategy is directly linked to the rapid identification of ‘isolation’ patients and includes timely and efficient cohorting, such as assigning two patients with MRSA to the same room, as well as 24/7 real-time communication of this information throughout the hospital. By closing information gaps related to isolation patients, hospitals are able to maximize efficiency of inpatient flow.

The Clinical Services Journal»

MedHOK Enhances Quality Improvement Initiatives for Simply Healthcare

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, March 05, 2012.

MedHOK recently announced that Simple Healthcare, a Florida-based HMO, has deployed its MedHOK platform for optimizing its quality improvement initiatives. By deploying this innovative and integrated care management platform, Simply Healthcare has enhanced its capability to improve quality outcomes and bring down costs for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

HealthTech Zone»

Wolters Kluwer Talks Order Sets for CDS

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, March 02, 2012.

As providers prepare for the shift from fee for service to a payment model that’s based more on performance, they’re turning to tech that can help with clinical decision support (CDS), or software that can help guide them toward determining a patient’s diagnosis. Information services company Wolters Kluwer has a health division that created a CDS tool called ProVation Order Sets. Here’s Vice President of Clinical Development and Informatics-Clinical Solutions for ProVation Medical Dr. Steve Claypool at HIMSS12 to explain. You’ll also hear from Dr. Michael West of ThedaCare, a seven-hospital system in Wisconsin, and he’ll talk about why ThedaCare chose to implement ProVation’s order sets.

Health 2.0 News»

Clearing the Air Around Cloud Computing

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, March 01, 2012.

Before cloud computing, there was software-as-a-service computing, which was a lot like its predecessor the application service provider model, which bore many similarities to remotely-hosted apps, which was akin to its predecessor, Web-based computing.

Health Data Management»

Which Way for Data Exchanges?

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, March 01, 2012.

John Norenberg, vice president of physician services for Chicago-based Advocate Health Care, faces a common industry dilemma-from the health system perspective at least. "We need to exchange data with affiliated physicians," he says. "And we need to do it in a way that's very flexible." Advocate's physician network is broad-with nearly 5,000 doctors admitting to Advocate's 12 hospitals, which run a Cerner inpatient electronic health record.

Health Data Management»

EHR Certification Proposal Stresses Interoperability

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, March 01, 2012.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted its Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for 2014 certification of electronic health record (EHR) technology. While the NPRM supports CMS' proposed Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements in many different ways, its most important objective—and the linchpin of MU Stage 2 as well—is to increase the ability of EHRs to communicate with one another.

Information Week Healthcare»

5 tips for getting involved in health information exchanges

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.

Taming the Master Patient Index Management Tiger

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, February 27, 2012.

Sharon Regional Health System faced a dilemma after completing a comprehensive master patient index cleanup in preparation for its new electronic health record system. While the cleanup had eliminated existing duplicate records from the system, limited internal resources and manual processes meant that maintaining a clean MPI would be an ongoing challenge — one shared by many facilities.

Becker's Hospital Review»

Governance + Technology = Advancing Evidence-Based Medicine

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, February 27, 2012.

The use of point-of-care decision support technology in hospitals is key to successfully accelerating the adoption of clinical best practices. Physician champions and hospital executives have realized that without a fast and reliable way of standardizing care to support use of the latest evidence, the potential for raising the bar on quality initiatives is minimized at best.

Executive Insight»

Tracking Quality Measures

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, February 14, 2012.

National quality initiatives are raising the bar on performance. Are specialty centers ready?

The quality agenda in gastroenterology has gained new momentum in recent years. As the specialty pursues improved quality, better patient outcomes and lower cost of care, endoscopy centers are under increased pressure to track, report and benchmark key quality and performance measures.

Executive Insight»

GIQuIC Readiness: Equipping Endoscopy Centers to Maximize the Potential of National Quality Initiatives

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, February 06, 2012.

It's a new day for quality reporting in ambulatory surgery centers. Many have already recognized the benefits and are engaged in tracking and improving performance indicators. For the others, reality is about to arrive as federal regulations take effect that now up the ante for all ASCs.

Becker's ASC Review»