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Cognosante CEO Michele Kang to Present at the 34th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Cognosante today announced that CEO Michele Kang will present at the 34th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. PT (12:30 p.m. ET) in San Francisco.

Cognosante Promotes Davis Foster to President of Health Data and Communications

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Cognosante today announced the promotion of Davis Foster to President of its Health Data and Communications (HDC) Business Unit, where she will continue guiding the company’s work with government healthcare agencies.

4 Ways To Capitalize On Industry Transformation

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

It’s important to trust your gut, especially during tough times. Just ask Cognosante Founder and Chief Executive Officer Y. Michele Kang, who launched the Virginia-based business during the 2008 financial crisis.

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Spaulding Decon Announces the Grand Opening of Franchise in Austin, Texas

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Spaulding Decon, a nationally established leader in crime-scene cleanup, hoarding cleanup and meth-lab decontamination, today announced the grand opening of its franchise location in Austin, Texas. The company will provide decontamination services to businesses and private residents statewide. Franchisee James Lynch began official operations on April 29 and will host a ceremonial ribbon-cutting on May 5 at 4 p.m. at the Round Rock Chamber, 212 East Main Street, Round Rock, Texas, 78664.

Spaulding Decon Announces the Grand Opening of Wichita Franchise

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Spaulding Decon, a nationally established leader in crime-scene cleanup, hoarding cleanup and meth-lab decontamination, today announced the grand opening of its first franchise, located in Wichita, Kan. The company will provide decontamination services to residents of Kansas and neighboring states, including Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. Franchisee and Kansas native Justin Kufahl will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the announcement on April 15 at 11 a.m. at the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, 350 West Douglas Avenue, Wichita, Kan., 67202.

Wolters Kluwer to Present on the Financial Benefit of Improved Sepsis Outcomes at Becker’s CIO/HIT + Revenue Cycle Conference

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, will discuss how one hospital has saved millions in care costs through the improved early detection and treatment of sepsis at the upcoming Becker’s Hospital Review CIO/HIT + Revenue Cycle Conference. During “The ROI of Technology-Enabled Sepsis Mitigation,” Sean Benson, Vice President and General Manager of POC Advisor for Wolters Kluwer Clinical Software Solutions, will explore how Alabama’s Huntsville Hospital utilized real-time clinical surveillance and data analytics from POC Advisor™ to reduce sepsis mortality by 53%, as documented in the June 2016 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).

JAMIA Study: Wolters Kluwer Surveillance System Reduces Sepsis Deaths

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that The Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) has published a study by researchers Sharad Manaktala, MD, PhD, et al. detailing a significant reduction in sepsis mortality using automated surveillance and real-time analysis. The study examines how clinicians at Alabama’s Huntsville Hospital decreased sepsis-related deaths by 53% during a 10-month period using a combination of clinical change management and electronic alerting from POC Advisor™, a highly-accurate clinical decision support (CDS) software. The system’s alerts detect sepsis early and guide clinicians to deliver the appropriate treatment, resulting in a breakthrough in alert accuracy, reaching 95% sensitivity and 82% specificity during the study period.

Spaulding Decon Franchise to Open in Wichita

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

Augusta native Justin Kufahl has had a peripatetic life in recent years.

“Up until now I kind of did things that were interesting to me or sounded like fun or were exotic,” he says, explaining that he’s moved every six months to year and a half with various adventures.

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How This Ex-Police Officer Found a Business in Cleaning Up Crime Scenes, Hoarders' Homes

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

When Laura Spaulding busted meth labs or walked through crime scenes as a police officer with the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, she sometimes thought about what happened after the squad cars pulled away. Who would clean up the fingerprint dust and the blood? What would happen to the property?

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Crime Cleanup: Creating a Positive Spin

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

Marketing is tough for businesses that clean up crime scenes or the homes of hoarders. How can you put a positive spin on it and get customers to trust and hire you? The founder of one small business says she had to focus on her marketing.

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National Efforts Take Aim at Reaching Semantic Interoperability

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

As the healthcare industry grapples with the daunting challenges of achieving interoperability, stakeholders are focused on solving the fundamental problem of ensuring that all parties “speak the same language,” through the use of common data models and vocabularies. Semantic interoperability, the ability of two or more healthcare systems to share clinical information and use it meaningfully, is a critical requirement for enabling population health management and the rapidly approaching transition from fee-for-service to value-based care models.

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Redefined Sepsis Affects Coding, Documentation

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

A leading cause of death in the United States, sepsis results in 750,000 fatalities each year. With annual treatment costs estimated to be $20 billion, sepsis tops the list of the most expensive conditions to treat. Because health care organizations have difficulty diagnosing the life-threatening complication in a timely way, individuals who develop the condition while in the hospital often experience treatment delays and subsequently poor outcomes.

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Update on Saving Lives with Predictive Analytics

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

Sean Benson, Vice President of Innovation at Wolters Kluwer Health joined Intrepid Now once again to provide an Update on Saving Lives with Predictive Analytics.

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Targeting Instances of Sepsis at Huntsville Hospital

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

Evaluating the Impact of a Computerized Surveillance Algorithm and Decision Support System on Sepsis Mortality,” appeared in the June print edition of The Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA). This study examined how clinicians at Alabama’s Huntsville Hospital decreased sepsis-related deaths by 53 percent during a 10-month period using a combination of clinical change management and electronic alerting from POC Advisor, a highly-accurate clinical decision support (CDS) software.

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Seeking a Sharper Focus on Sepsis

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

It’s been just a few weeks since boxing legend and activist Mohamand Ali died of sepsis, a condition that still remains greatly a mystery to many outside and inside healthcare.

In our previous worked focusing upon sepsis, we learned several discrepancies exist in incidence and mortality reporting due to the host of definitions and terminologies used for sepsis in the field.

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