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Developing a Strategy to Win the War on Duplicates

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 16, 2019.

Duplicate records remain one of healthcare’s most vexing—and costly—problems. Consider that the average master patient index (MPI) system has a duplicate rate of between 8 percent and 12 percent—the equivalent of 80,000 to 120,000 duplicate records for a hospital system serving 1 million patients. Each pair of duplicate records costs the facility approximately $96 to resolve. (Some say the average rate is even higher, with Black Book Market Research putting it at 18 percent in its 2018 Mid-Year EHR Consumer Satisfaction Report.)

 

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Wolters Kluwer Helps Clinicians Stay Current on Emerging Evidence with Audio Digest’s Latest Mobile CME Lectures

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

PHILADELPHIA – August 14, 2019 – Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today the release of six new Audio Digest Topical Collections offering clinicians convenient access to relevant and current lectures on issues related to today’s leading medical challenges. Topical Collections take a “playlist” approach to essential and timely healthcare challenges such as opioid addiction, pain management, infectious diseases, and mental health, by carefully curating lectures by experts from some of the nation’s most prestigious health systems and academic institutions and delivering them as readily digestible, easily accessed audio playlists.

VirtualHealth Adds Jon Hart, Katherine Rae to its Executive Team

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 06, 2019.

Hart and Rae tapped for key roles as the company continues its rapid growth

NEW YORK – August 6, 2019 – VirtualHealth, provider of HELIOS, the leading SaaS care management platform, announced today two additions to its leadership team: Jon Hart as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Katherine Rae as Head of People.

Clinicians in 139 Countries Turn to Wolters Kluwer’s UpToDate Advanced to Deliver High-Quality Care

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

Interactive pathways help clinicians reduce care variability, inappropriate testing and unnecessary antibiotic prescribing

WALTHAM, Mass. – July 11, 2019 – Wolters Kluwer, Health today announced that the use of UpToDate Advanced continues to grow significantly around the world since its release in February 2018. In 16 months, nearly 700 hospitals and health systems in 25 countries as well as 17,000 individual UpToDate subscribers in 139 countries have taken advantage of the interactive pathways to improve care.

The Transportation Effect In Healthcare: Improving Population Health Through Better Access To Care

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, July 03, 2019.

The buzz around social determinants of health (SDoH) is making waves across the healthcare industry. Linked to roughly 80 percent of overall health, stakeholders are increasingly embracing the opportunity of addressing SDoH in care management workflows.
SDoH are defined by Healthy People 2020 as the “conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.” Essentially, these elements encompass the non-clinical factors that can promote or hinder a patient’s ability to fully comply with care plans.

 

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Wolters Kluwer Study Finds Medical Students Spending More on Mobile & Online Board Review Prep for Licensing Exams

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

With students relying more on test prep sites and apps, Firecracker taps AI to deliver higher exam scores

June 26, 2019 – Medical students increased their investment in information and educational resources by 14% in 2018, with approximately 60% of those dollars going toward board review and preparatory support, according to a survey of American Medical Student Association (AMSA) members. The survey, conducted in coordination with Wolters Kluwer, Health, also found that more than half of medical students rank online question banks such as those in the company’s AI-powered Firecracker® solution among their top three tools for course study.

In Response to Accelerating Growth, FDS Expands Executive Team with Addition of John Triscoli and David Roth

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

FORT WORTH, TX – (June 20, 2019) – Pharmacy technology company FDS, Inc. announced today the recent appointments of healthcare industry experts John Triscoli as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and David Roth as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

VirtualHealth Closes Series B Funding

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

NEW YORK – June 18, 2019 – VirtualHealth, provider of HELIOS, the leading SaaS platform for care management and population health, today announced it has closed a Series B financing round bringing the total amount raised by the company to more than $25 million. Led by Edison Partners and existing investors, the latest funding provides strategic capital to fuel the company’s rapid growth and product innovations.


VirtualHealth’s HELIOS Platform Achieves NCQA Prevalidation For Population Health Management

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

NEW YORK – APRIL 16, 2019 – VirtualHealth, the leading provider of population health and care management technologies, today announced its HELIOS platform has received Population Health Management (PHM) Prevalidation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for 2019 standards—a notable achievement that empowers the company’s clients to meet new NCQA accreditation requirements.


Improving Costs and Outcomes Across Complex and Vulnerable Populations

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, March 18, 2019.

Coordinated care is an essential part of redefining the future of healthcare. A single integrated ecosystem means we can finally optimize healthcare decisions and be proactive rather than waiting for the patient to knock on the doctor’s door. Unfortunately, forward momentum is not that simple with the steady rise in healthcare costs impacting the success of technology. Perhaps these rising costs have also served as a catalyst for notable increases in the number of Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees between 2004 and 2017—tripling from 5.3 million to 19 million. The Congressional Budget Office projects MA enrollees to reach 37% of the population by 2020 and 42% of the population by 2028.

 

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VirtualHealth Promotes Sue Powers to Chief Growth Officer

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, January 08, 2019.

NEW YORK – January 8, 2019 – VirtualHealth, the leading SaaS platform for care management and population health, announced today the appointment of Sue Powers to the position of Chief Growth Officer. Building on nearly two decades of experience as a healthcare executive, Powers will lead the company’s plans for growth and expanded market share following a year of record-breaking customer expansion that culminated in VirtualHealth being ranked 39th on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500™.

VigiLanz and Cincinnati Children’s Partner to Commercialize a Real-Time Solution to Minimize Acute Kidney Injury in Pediatrics

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, November 29, 2018.

MINNEAPOLIS & CINCINNATI – (November 29, 2018) – VigiLanz and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center today announced a collaboration that leverages Cincinnati Children’s ground-breaking research on pediatric nephrotoxic kidney injury and VigiLanz’s capabilities to commercialize a solution for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in pediatric patients. Dubbed NINJA, or Nephrotoxic Injury Negated by Just-in-time Action, the solution enables real-time identification and monitoring of patients at risk for AKI due to exposure to nephrotoxic drugs.

Voice Technology: A Disruptive Force in Healthcare

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

Voice technology is a disruptive force across many industries, and healthcare is no exception. In sync with tools like Amazon Alexa and Echo, voice-user interfaces (VUI) have the potential to take care management to the next level, and the advantages extend far beyond simple conveniences for patients.

The world of healthcare lives in siloes: patients, family members, doctors, care managers, and health aides, just to name a few. All are inputting valuable health information from disparate systems, devices, and other sources—resulting in a fragmented view of the patient’s health.

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VirtualHealth Ranked 39th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500™

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

Attributes 3336 percent revenue growth to the rapid adoption of its leading care management platform across the healthcare industry

NEW YORK – November 15, 2018 – VirtualHealth, the leading SaaS platform for care management and population health, today announced it ranked No. 39 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. The company also ranked within the top 10 fastest growing companies in New York City.

Quality Data Key To New Payment Rule

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, October 12, 2018.

In early August, the Centers for Medicare & MedicaidServices (CMS) issued its new payment rule with provisionsaimed at advancing patient-centered care. The good news isthat the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and theLong-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System (LTCHPPS) includes changes to existing requirements and newspecifications that should advance this goal

 

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