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Healthcare's Wellness Agenda: The art and science of nursing practice moves center stage

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

The evolution of today’s care model from the traditional episodic/disease or “sick” care model to one of more sustainable value-based wellness, continues. The industry is currently building on the success of earlier strategies aimed at chronic disease management, taking performance to the next level by advancing wellness models to focus on early intervention to minimize the potential for disease onset.

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Carrot Health and Deft Research Announce Joint Service Offering

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

MINNEAPOLIS – January 28, 2020 – Carrot Health, a leading provider of healthcare solutions powered by consumer data, and Deft Research, a leading market research and insights company advising healthcare organizations on business operations, today announced a partnership to deliver integrated solutions to the health plan market. The new product, Survey Solutions, combines Deft’s primary research expertise and Carrot Health’s consumer data analytics to help drive health plan performance.

SDoH Raise Interesting Privacy Questions

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

Industry discussions related to social determinants of health (SDoH) have moved to center stage as health care stakeholders recognize the impact these nonclinical factors have on clinical outcomes and costs. SDoH are providing new insights into environmental influences that can hinder or promote a patient’s ability to follow through with care plans and make healthful lifestyle choices. 

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Industry Voices—How an insights-driven health plan can compete in the MA market

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

Data shared across an organization create a common language that informs decisions and supports organizational goals.

This builds alignment across business activities, catalyzes collaboration and enhances agility in response to competition and changing market dynamics—making the organization smarter, more innovative and more purposeful in its approach.

For health plans, these capabilities are particularly important in increasingly competitive Medicare Advantage (MA) markets, where consumers choose their insurance providers like they choose their medical providers. Add the move toward value-based reimbursement, and it becomes clear that the future belongs to organizations that power decisions with data-driven insights.

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Critical Factors for Successful Post-Merger Data Interoperability

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, January 17, 2020.

Part One of this two-part series on patient identity management best practices looked at strategies for mitigating errors during data conversion. In Part Two, we examine the factors that are critical to successfully achieving clinical data interoperability.

While the debate underway at the national level focuses on a national patient identifier and what it will take to achieve nationwide interoperability, closer to home healthcare organizations need to keep accurate patient identity and data exchange within their own walls at the forefront.

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Mitigate Post-Merger MPI Data Conversion Errors

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, January 17, 2020.

An often-overlooked aspect of merger, acquisition or affiliation arrangements between healthcare organizations is the need to combine master patient index (MPI) databases. When improperly managed, data conversions can have serious short and long-term implications for impacted organizations and their patients.

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Avante Skilled Nursing centers adopt Furry Palz

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, January 08, 2020.

Thrive Behavioral Sciences, a leading provider of behavioral health services to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, has launched its Furry Palz Program at select Avante Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers across Central Florida.

Furry Palz provides dementia patients a cuddly robot puppy or kitten that simulates a breathing pet and can rest on the patient’s lap.

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VirtualHealth tackles #SDOH in care management platform — Harlow On Healthcare

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, January 07, 2020.

In this edition of Harlow On Healthcare, Mirabelle Cabiling, VP – Clinical Operations of VirtualHealth (@virtualhealth_), discusses HELIOS, her company’s communications hub for care managers to coordinate diverse care teams. The platform accommodates multiple types of data regarding medical issues and social determinants of health and enables improved communications with patients. The workflow is designed to optimize quality care delivery.

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VirtualHealth Promotes Tomer Benami to CFO, Denis Kezerashvili to CTO

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, January 07, 2020.

NEW YORK – January 7, 2020 – VirtualHealth, provider of HELIOS, the leading SaaS platform for care management and population health, announced today the promotion of Tomer Benami to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Denis Kezerashvili to Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Benami will lead VirtualHealth’s financial strategy and operations, and Kezerashvili will oversee all of the company’s engineering and infrastructure teams.

Thrive Launches Furry Palz Program Using Robotic Pet Companions to Help Decrease Agitation, Isolation Behaviors in Dementia Patients

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

ORLANDO, Fla. - (December 11, 2019) – Integrating the latest medical evidence into practice, Thrive Behavioral Sciences, a leading provider of behavioral health services to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, has launched its Furry Palz Program at select Avante Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers across Central Florida. Furry Palz provides patients with dementia who are also battling the devastating symptoms of cognitive decline with an adorable robot puppy or kitten that simulates breathing pets and can rest on the patient’s lap.

Social Determinants of Health: A Top Priority Among Millennial Nurses

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, December 04, 2019.

The past decade has ushered in notable changes to the way nurses care for patients. In tandem with increased clinical responsibility to address higher acuity patients, today’s nurses are on the frontlines of the industry’s shift from “sick care” to sustainable wellness models. It’s an evolution that demands they move outside the four walls of the traditional acute care centers and into the community to deliver care to all, ensuring the underserved and most vulnerable populations have access to quality, proactive healthcare as well.

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National Survey Shows Consumers and Healthcare Professionals Worried About a Fragmented and Costly Healthcare System

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

Waltham, Mass. November 19, 2019 – Today, Wolters Kluwer, Health released new data from a survey of nearly 2,000 consumers, hospital executives, doctors and nurses in the U.S. on attitudes surrounding breakdowns in care, how costs shape care decisions and the influence of a broad lack of transparency within the healthcare system. Findings from the report, “Mending HealthCare in America 2020: Consumers & Cost,” showed alignment and deep divisions in how patients and providers view healthcare.

Carrot Health Named a Finalist in Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge

Posted in Press Releases on Friday, November 15, 2019.

MINNEAPOLIS – November 11, 2019 – Carrot Health, a leading provider of healthcare solutions powered by social determinants of health (SDoH), announced today it has been named a finalist in the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge – Health North America. Carrot Health was one of 13 companies to compete in the Boston regional round of the competition, which supports innovative technologies and drives creative solutions to improve the way people access and manage healthcare.

How Outsourcing Can Improve MPI Data Integrity

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

Outsourcing is far from a foreign concept to health information management (HIM) leaders who have long relied on vendor organizations to reduce costs associated with transcription, coding and release of information (ROI). Today, forward-thinking HIM directors are looking toward outsourcing to help maintain the integrity of their master patient index (MPI) systems by significantly reducing or even eliminating duplicate and overlay task backlogs.

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VirtualHealth Ranked 80th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500™

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, November 07, 2019.

NEW YORK – November 6, 2019 – VirtualHealth, provider of HELIOS, the leading SaaS care management platform, today announced it ranked No. 80 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies in North America now in its 25th year. VirtualHealth, which grew more than 1664% during this period, was also ranked the 14th fastest growing company in the New York Tri-State Area.