Client News Coverage

We Need To Change The Way We Deal With Sepsis In The U.S.

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Americans are more concerned about sepsis than ever before in the Internet age.

Some of that heightened awareness came recently, after Patty Duke’s family went public about the fact that she died from the condition. The day the news broke, Google searches for the word “sepsis” spiked 827 percent. Recent spikes in search terms like “sepsis symptoms” and “what is sepsis” clearly indicate an interest in the condition and how people can protect themselves.

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The Keys to Combating Sepsis: Change Management Processes and Decision-support Tools

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Sepsis may be one of the biggest killers in the U.S., yet it is not a condition with which many average Americans are familiar. Nevertheless, hospitals are always looking for new ways to catch and treat sepsis as early as possible, to improve patient outcomes and reduce mortality rates.

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A New Tool For an Old Fight: Using Electronic Surveillance and Alerts to Detect Sepsis

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Historically, sepsis has been one of the most important medical conditions in the United States, yet it is not properly appreciated by many in terms of its real significance. Unlike heart disease and cancer, where most people at least generally know about the tremendous number of deaths and the financial impacts they create, sepsis is somewhat of a mystery to the general public.

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Halifax Health implements Wolters Kluwer clinical decision support in ED

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Aiming to improve sepsis outcomes, Halifax Health has implemented Wolters Kluwer POC Advisor clinical decision support platform in its emergency department.

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Clinical Decision Support May Help Reduce Sepsis Mortality

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Implementation of a cloud-based alerting system and change management were associated with a 53% drop in sepsis mortality in a single-site study.

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Huntsville Hospital reduces sepsis mortality through pilot program

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Sepsis is the most common cause of death in hospital critical care units, but Huntsville Hospital is using new technology to lower mortality rates.

Doctors and nurses aren't using new medications or scans, but instead they took part in a study with global healthcare information provider Wolters Kluwer. Workers received iPod Touches, and installed the company's Sepsis Module on their POC Advisor platform.

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HIMSS15 Trade Show Vendor Highlight: Wolters Kluwer

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

In this series, we are featuring some of the thousands of vendors who will be participating in the HIMSS15 conference and trade show. Through it, we hope to offer readers a closer look at some of the solution providers who will either be in attendance – with a booth showcasing and displaying key products and offerings – or that will have a presence of some kind at the show – key executives in attendance or presenting, for example.

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The Future of Healthcare Innovation, Big Data, Security and Patient Engagement

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

HIMSS organizers, in preparation of its annual conference and trade show and as a way to rally attendees around several trending topics for the coming show, asked the healthcare community how it feels about several key issues. I’ve reached out to readers of this site so they can respond to what they see as the future of healthcare innovation, data security, patient engagement and big data.

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Sean Benson: Saving Lives with #PredictiveAnalytics

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Sean Benson, Vice President of Innovation, Wolters Kluwer Health, discusses the current problems with hospital IT: As patient data continues to grow rapidly, hospital systems struggle to turn the information into actionable data. Additionally, the disparities between silo’ed-clinical systems, such as pharmacy, labs and EHRs, force physicians to make care decisions based on fragmented information.

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CDS App Slashes Sepsis Mortality Rates in Half

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

When Wolters Kluwer Health set out to reduce sepsis incidents, mortalities and readmissions, the vendor hypothesized that clinical decision support could prove most useful.

And after conducting research at 50 hospitals, Wolters Kluwer determined that it would take more than just CDS. The application had to include three tenets: change management, alerts that are both highly-sensitive and highly-specific in nature, and the ability to deliver evidence-based CDS at the point of care.

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Speeding Sepsis Response by Integrating Key Technology

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Three-week-old Jose Carlos Romero-Herrera was rushed to the ER, lethargic and unresponsive with a fever of 102.3. His mother watched helplessly as doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and assorted other clinicians frantically worked to determine what was wrong with an infant who just 24 hours earlier had been healthy and happy.


VUCA Health Delivers Pharmacy Video Guidance to Enhance Patient Medication Adherence for MyMeds Customers

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

VUCA Health announced today that MyMeds, a secure web and mobile platform that helps users manage medication use, will now receive on-demand patient education videos designed to drive medication adherence and safety.

Data Integrity Challenges Loom Large

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, June 06, 2016.

In today's data-driven health care system, no medical specialty is exempt from reporting on key performance metrics. Two, however, carry a heavier burden than most: cardiology and gastroenterology (GI).

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Avoiding One of the Most Common Analytics Pitfalls

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

Today’s hospital and health system executives cannot help but hear the clamor to advance data-driven care delivery models focused on proactive management of populations. Pressed by a sense of urgency to position for the future of risk-based reimbursement arrangements, executives can often overlook a cornerstone element to success with analytics: data normalization. In fact, it is not uncommon for a health system to invest millions of dollars in an analytics solution, only to realize later that the reports being produced are inaccurate or meaningless due to missing or poor quality data.

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The promise of a new beginning: On the call with Ginny Kwong, MD, Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer, Halifax Health

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, February 25, 2016.

In a previous set of interviews with Jim O’Brien, MD, MSc, Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety, Ohio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital and Stephen Claypool, MD, Medical Director, POC AdvisorWolters Kluwer, we learned about the ravages of sepsis and how POC Advisor’s electronic surveillance and alerts assist in sepsis detection.

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