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UpToDate Receives 2014 eHealthcare Leadership Award For Best Health/Healthcare Content

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, November 24, 2014.

Nov. 24, 2014Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that UpToDate® was recognized as a 2014 eHealthcare Leadership Award Winner in the Best Health/Healthcare Content website category. UpToDate was recognized for its comprehensive clinical content, unique format and user-friendly search capabilities.

Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information Empowers Healthcare Organizations to Engage Patients with New Consumer Education Center

Posted in Press Releases on Friday, November 14, 2014.

November 14, 2014 — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today the debut of the Consumer Education Center, a suite of Web-hosted educational tools healthcare organizations can use to create a patient portal or consumer health information website. With the strength of industry-leading clinical content and educational materials from Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information, healthcare organizations will be able to engage consumers in their care and wellness, building deep customer loyalty.

Wolters Kluwer Health Publishes Guide to Establishing Effective Infection Prevention Programs to Reduce HAIs, Improve Patient Safety

Posted in Press Releases on Friday, November 07, 2014.

(November 7, 2014) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today the release of a complementary guide educating healthcare organizations on building and maintaining successful infection prevention programs. Building a High Performing Infection Prevention and Control Program details the key elements of a quality-driven program that leverages real-time clinical surveillance to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and improve patient safety

Wolters Kluwer Health Teams up with Amazing Charts/Pri-Med to Enhance Prescription Workflow and Patient Education through EHRs

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, November 06, 2014.

November 6, 2014Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, is expanding its relationship with Amazing Charts, a division of Pri-Med™, to further both organizations’ missions of enhancing prescription workflow and patient education. The new Pri-Med InLight™ electronic health record (EHR) system employs drug data from Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information solution, Medi-Span®, and makes Wolters Kluwer Integrated Patient Education available to all users.

HID Global’s NFC Tag Technology Successfully Delivers “Proof of Presence” and Reduces Fraud in Home Healthcare Market

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, November 05, 2014.

 AUSTIN, Texas, November 5, 2014HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, announced today results of its HID Trusted Tag™ Services pilot that successfully demonstrate its ability to provide “proof of presence” and an auditable Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) record of caregivers in patients’ homes. Partnering in the pilot program were Dial-N-Document®, which provides visit verification and documentation software to document employee activities, and Integrity Home Care, which offers a full range of home-based care services.

Wyoming Medical Center Selects ProVation Medical Software for Structured Cardiology Reporting and Coding

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

(Oct. 22, 2014) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Wyoming Medical Center has selected its ProVation® Medical software for structured reporting and coding in its cardiac catheterization labs.

Transcription Gaps Pose Problems

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

Are health care organizations paying proper attention to the caliber of their transcribed documents?

Although medical record privacy is always a concern, some patients may be surprised by who isn’t looking at their files. Most consumers probably expect that their medical records are reviewed for accuracy, but that’s not always the case.

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Readers Write: Digital Patient Engagement Tools to Achieve “Top Box” Medication-Related HCAHPS Scores

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

Improving HCAHPS performance is a never-ending struggle for hospitals, one that has taken on greater urgency as results are linked to CMS’s Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) program. The HCAHPS Survey is the basis of the “Patient Experience of Care Domain” under VPB, which makes up 30 percent of a facility’s total performance score.

A particularly thorny problem has been improving patient communications regarding medication, which is measured based on HCAHPS responses to three questions:

  1. Before giving you any new medicine, how often did hospital staff tell you what the medicine was for?
  2. Before giving you any new medicine, how often did hospital staff describe possible side effects in a way you could understand?
  3. When I left the hospital, I clearly understood the purpose for taking each of my medication

HIStalk »

6 Prescription Mistakes You’re Making

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, October 09, 2014.

It’s hard to imagine a time when there wasn’t a pill—sometimes dozens of different ones—to treat so many health conditions. Today, 70% of Americans take at least one prescription drug and more than half take two, according to the Mayo Clinic.

While the healing powers of modern medicine are pretty awesome, you still need to be cautious when it comes to any drug. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that medication errors cause at least one death every day and injure 1.3 million people annually.

Health.com »

ProVation Order Sets Named Overall Best Performer Among Order Set Solutions in KLAS Clinical Decision Support Report

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, October 07, 2014.

Oct. 7, 2014- Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, was ranked by KLAS Research as having the best overall performance among order set solutions in its report, “CDS Order Sets and Care Plans 2014: Choosing the Best Option.” This marks the third time ProVation Order Sets has achieved top ranking in the annual report on the clinical decision support solutions market.

Data Integrity and HIOs: The Top Five Most Dangerous Practices, and Five Steps to Stop Them

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

The convergence of advanced health information technologies, a greater focus on collaborative care and population health management, and a growing federal focus on initiatives driven by wide-spread information sharing has given rise to the health information exchange organization (HIO). While the benefits of HIOs are numerous and significant (e.g., point of care access to accurate patient information for improved care management and coordination; streamlined clinical workflows; enhanced organizational efficiencies), maintaining data integrity is a particularly thorny challenge.

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Just Associates’ Megan Munns Receives AHIMA Rising Star Award

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, September 29, 2014.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Sept. 29, 2014 – Just Associates, Inc., a nationally recognized leader in patient matching and health information data integrity and management, announced today that Megan Munns, RHIA, has received AHIMA’s Rising Star Award, one of 10 Triumph Awards given annually by the association.

Just Associates’ Experts to Address HIPAA Breaches, HIM’s Future at the 86th Annual AHIMA Convention and Exhibit

Posted in Press Releases on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Sept. 26, 2014 – Just Associates, Inc. announced today that its CEO and president, Beth Just, will join a panel of esteemed colleagues during the 86th Annual AHIMA Convention and Exhibit to address how the roles and functions of health information management (HIM) are expected to evolve over the next decade. It is one of three sessions in which experts with Just Associates, a nationally recognized leader in patient matching and health information data integrity and management, will share insights with attendees during the conference, taking place in San Diego Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2014.

Optimizing Sepsis Treatment: A National Leader’s Perspective

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, September 25, 2014.

Sometimes referred to as blood poisoning, sepsis is the body’s often-deadly response to infection. As many as 1.6 million Americans are affected by sepsis, and more than 258,000 of them die from it, every year. Yet sepsis remains not only misunderstood by the public—a recent study by Harris Poll on behalf of the Sepsis Alliance in June 2014 found that only 44 percent of Americans had even heard of sepsis—it also remains challenging for physicians and other clinicians to work with. There are a variety of reasons that sepsis remains such a huge, unmanaged problem, in hospitals and emergency departments. But there are those who are working to change the situation. And there are things that IT professionals, especially clinical informaticists, can do, to turn things around.

Healthcare Informatics »

Healthcare DIY: Empowering Consumers to Optimize their Healthcare through Health Information

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, September 08, 2014.

There’s no doubt that consumers of a certain age take comfort in going to the doctor, agreeing with their diagnosis, and following his or her treatment plan to the letter without doubts or hesitation. But this paternalistic approach to healthcare is starting to erode as younger generations of patients are beginning to handle the provision of care as they do any other major purchase.

Journal of AHIMA »