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Summit Software Technologies, SwervePay Health Partner to Enhance Patient Payment Capabilities for GE Centricity® Users

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

Summit Software Technologies, LLC, announced today that it has entered a strategic alliance with SwervePay Health to bring enhanced payment collection functionality to GE Centricity users. Under the agreement, Summit will connect SwervePay’s cloud-based, one-click payment processing technology to its GE Centricity clients’ workflow, maximizing practice cash flow and efficiency.

The Role of Content Management in Ebola Response

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, July 07, 2015.

Standardization of evidence-based practices is a central goal of initiatives to improve population health, enhance patient experiences and lower costs.

While the ability to reduce variation in clinical response is an important component to reaching these goals, it is even more critical in the case of a public health crisis when time for disease containment is of the essence.

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Wolters Kluwer Publishes Guide Detailing Enhancements Clinical Surveillance has on EMRs to Meet Triple Aim Challenges

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today the release of an e-book detailing the advantages, cost savings and quality improvements realized by hospitals that have enhanced their EMRs by adding electronic clinical surveillance systems. How Clinical Surveillance Enhances EMRs to Meet Triple Aim Challenges demonstrates how clinical surveillance boosts the functionality of EMR systems and helps healthcare organizations meet the triple aim of enhancing the experience of care, improving the health of populations and reducing per capita healthcare costs.

Same-Day Billing: Putting the 'management' in revenue cycle management

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

Under the burden of new regulations and pay-for-performance initiatives to curb costs, hospitals' and healthcare networks' financial systems must find more efficient routes to cut time-to-bill for procedures and diagnostic care. The faster the procedure is coded and billed, the faster the facility is paid. However, despite best efforts, many organizations still struggle to turn around coding and billing in a timely manner. Delays can range from coding to the more severe issue of rejected or denied claims, which prevent payment from occurring in a reasonable timeframe, negatively impacting overall revenues.

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PFS Clinical Launched to Provide Turnkey Administrative Solutions for Clinical Research Institutions

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

PharmaSeek Financial Services, LLC announced the launch of PFS Clinical, an outsourced services firm offering turnkey administration solutions for clinical research institutions. With a primary focus on office administration, compliance, and financial reconciliation, PFS Clinical experts will manage such crucial tasks as coverage analysis, budget and contract negotiations, claims review, and revenue cycle management. For current clients, all services will continue to be provided as high quality deliverables that will now be offered under the PFS Clinical brand.

Is Mobile the Answer to Closed-Loop Dictation?

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

HIT and mobile technology have finally come to a crossroad. The mobile industry has reached a point where experimenting with HIT integration is feasible, proven, and affordable. Cost barriers such as application hardware and software and design complexity that once prevented developers from exploring mobile integration have been minimized.

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Wolters Kluwer Offers ICD-10 Services from Health Language to Speed Preparations, Readiness for October 2015 Deadline

Posted in Press Releases on Friday, April 17, 2015.

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that its ICD-10 Readiness Package is available to payers and providers to meet the fast approaching October 2015 deadline. Offered through its Health Language® family of products, the Readiness Package is designed to mitigate financial risk, remediate clinical and IT systems, and ensure systems are performing optimally post go-live across the customer’s enterprise.

Wolters Kluwer, Huntsville Hospital to Present Results of Pilot Study on Reduction of Sepsis Mortality and Morbidity at HIMSS15

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, April 09, 2015.

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that the preliminary findings of its joint study with Huntsville Hospital in Alabama to reduce the morbidity and mortality of sepsis will be presented during HIMSS15 in Chicago. The presentation, “A Multidisciplinary Approach to Combating Sepsis,” will take place on April 14 from 4-5 p.m. in room W192. Stephen Claypool, MD, of Wolters Kluwer (Booth #8103) and Joycelyn Craighead of Huntsville Hospital will discuss how using POC Advisor™ reduced sepsis-related mortality by 53 percent and 30-day readmissions by 30 percent

Wolters Kluwer Congratulates Customers of ProVation Order Sets for Earning HIMSS Stage 7 Awards

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, April 08, 2015.

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that four health systems utilizing ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, have achieved Stage 7 of the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM) and EMR Ambulatory Adoption Model (A-EMRAM). Through these designations, MetroHealth System, Winona Health, Sparrow Health System and Mercy Health, have stepped out as industry leaders in the national health IT movement.

Common Medical Billing Errors

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

Everyone makes mistakes. It’s a natural part of life. But when it comes to medical billing and coding errors, one mistake can mean thousands of dollars in mismanaged costs for both a physician and a patient. A shocking 8 out of 10 hospital bills contain errors, as reported by ABC News. Medical billing errors might mean that a patient is billed for too much or too little of their treatment cost. Medical coding errors might mean that a patient’s treatment is coded as a procedure that is not covered by insurance, so they are left with a hefty bill.

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Everyone makes mistakes. It’s a natural part of life. But when it comes to medical billing and coding errors, one mistake can mean thousands of dollars in mismanaged costs for both a physician and a patient. A shocking 8 out of 10 hospital bills contain errors, as reported by ABC News. Medical billing errors might mean that a patient is billed for too much or too little of their treatment cost. Medical coding errors might mean that a patient’s treatment is coded as a procedure that is not covered by insurance, so they are left with a hefty bill.   - See more at: http://www.topmedicalassistingprograms.com/blog/common-medical-billing-errors#sthash.XxZCLtMQ.dpuf
Everyone makes mistakes. It’s a natural part of life. But when it comes to medical billing and coding errors, one mistake can mean thousands of dollars in mismanaged costs for both a physician and a patient. A shocking 8 out of 10 hospital bills contain errors, as reported by ABC News. Medical billing errors might mean that a patient is billed for too much or too little of their treatment cost. Medical coding errors might mean that a patient’s treatment is coded as a procedure that is not covered by insurance, so they are left with a hefty bill.   - See more at: http://www.topmedicalassistingprograms.com/blog/common-medical-billing-errors#sthash.XxZCLtMQ.dpuf

Wolters Kluwer Releases New Quality Alignment Manager Inside ProVation Order Sets to Streamline Regulatory Compliance with National Quality Initiatives

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today the release of Quality Alignment Manager, a comprehensive resource that assists healthcare organizations with compliance and adherence to evolving regulatory guidelines for performance. An enhancement to ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, the new feature will flag order sets that are not aligned with quality measures and trigger alerts regarding needed edits or additions.

Spaulding Decon, Leader in Decontamination Services, to Begin Franchising Nationwide

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

Tampa, Fla.—(Mar. 17, 2015)—Spaulding Decon, an established leader in the crime scene cleanup, hoarding cleanup and meth lab decontamination, announced it has begun offering franchises in 31 states throughout the U.S. With this expansion, Spaulding Decon becomes the only national franchise to offer comprehensive services in all three fields.

Remote Monitoring Leader Healthsense Announces Partnership with Arcadia Home Care & Staffing

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, March 12, 2015.

Minneapolis, Minn. & Detroit, Mich. – March 12, 2015 – Healthsense, Inc., the fastest growing provider of aging services technology, announced today its partnership with Arcadia Home Care & Staffing, a national provider of home care and staffing services with locations in 12 states.

Wolters Kluwer Launches Web-Based Compendium of Clinical Resources for Achieving Optimal Patient Outcomes

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today the launch of Clinical OneSource™, a customer portal designed to provide the clinical community as well as Sentri7® and Simplify 797® customers with clinical guidance for achieving optimal patient outcomes. Specifically, the portal offers best practice resources for developing comprehensive antimicrobial stewardship (AMS), infection prevention and safe compounding activities in hospitals and health systems, all focal points of national regulatory initiatives to elevate patient care and lower costs.

MedHOK to Streamline Clinical and Compliance Program Management for Tufts Health Plan

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, March 03, 2015.

TAMPA, Fla. – March 3, 2015 – MedHOK announced today that Tufts Health Plan, ranked the number one health insurance plan in the country*, will leverage the cloud-based MedHOK platform to streamline management of its Health Care Services functions. This will allow the health plan to enhance its clinical programs, better share information and ensure compliance in a rapidly evolving regulatory environment.