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UpToDate Helps Kurashiki Central Hospital Deliver World-Class Healthcare, Medical Training

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, June 19, 2014.

June 19, 2014 – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that UpToDate® figures prominently in Kurashiki Central Hospital’s efforts to provide patients with world-class healthcare. The teaching hospital, which cares for 800,000 people in Japan’s western Okayama Prefecture district, also uses the evidence-based clinical decision support resource to advance training and development of its junior physicians.

At Memorial Hermann, UpToDate Anywhere Answers Physicians’ Need for Anytime Access to Improved Clinical Decision-Making

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

June 17, 2014 – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Houston’s Memorial Hermann Health System has launched UpToDate® Anywhere as its evidence-based clinical decision support resource. The largest not-for-profit health system in southeast Texas, Memorial Hermann is answering the call from its 5,000 affiliated physicians for anytime, anywhere mobile access to UpToDate’s comprehensive clinical content and recommendations.

Achieving Healthcare’s Triple Aim with Remote Monitoring

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, June 04, 2014.

Enhancing care experience and outcomes, improving population health and reducing costs is healthcare’s “Triple Aim,” a concept introduced by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to help navigate a shift in focus from “health care” to “health optimization.” When it comes to achieving these laudable objectives, anecdotal experiences and data emerging from several pilot programs led by senior living providers and Medicare managed care organizations suggest that remote monitoring technology has a crucial role to play.

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The Quest for Alert Balance at the Point of Care

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, June 02, 2014.

National regulatory initiatives such as Meaningful Use, Value-based Purchasing and the accountable care movement are working in tandem to raise the bar on adoption and integration of evidenced-based practices across all clinical care settings. Higher performance expectations mean that healthcare organizations must deploy strategies to standardize care delivery by providing more robust clinical decision support (CDS) at the point of care.

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Wolters Kluwer Health Beefs Up Its Industry-Leading Pharmacogenomics Content throughout Drug Information Solutions

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, May 19, 2014.

OHIO, HUDSON — (May 19, 2014) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that it is enhancing its industry-leading pharmacogenomics content across its clinical drug information solutions. This greater depth of pharmacogenomics content is now included in the databases and application programming interfaces (APIs) of Wolters Kluwer Health’s embedded drug data solution, Medi-Span®, and is accessible through its premier online and mobile drug references, Lexicomp® Online™ and Lexicomp Mobile Apps.

The Right Prescription for Effective Population Health Management, Improved Outcomes

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, May 19, 2014.

As the healthcare industry unwraps the next phase of population health management (PHM), providers are increasingly embracing its promise to drive success with healthcare’s triple aim of improving population health, enhancing patient experiences and reducing costs. It’s a 180-degree shift in thinking for many providers who have been conditioned to long-standing fee-for-service models, one that will require a coordinated care effort and an advanced technological infrastructure to support decision-making based on the latest industry evidence.

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Patient Identification in an HIE Environment — Where Everyone Doesn’t Necessarily Know Your Name

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, May 19, 2014.

If you think maintaining an accurate record of who’s who across one facility is difficult, try doing it across multiple organizations.

With the Affordable Care Act granting more Americans access to health care, the demand for better patient identity technologies continues to climb. The combination of additional patients and the growth of data-sharing health information exchanges (HIEs) may lead to serious patient identification problems, including duplicate records, overlays, and other inaccuracies. Hospitals with lax processes or that fail to employ strong patient-matching algorithms can potentially tarnish data flowing through HIEs. Bad data easily can spread as information travels across different facilities and organizations.

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What Sepsis Numbers Do and Don’t Tell Us

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, May 19, 2014.

Sepsis data are talking, but should the health care industry be listening?

Big Data has become a big commodity in the health care industry. The government, payers, researchers, providers, and even patients are interested in what data are trying to tell us about the quality of care provided. EHRs have allowed the complicated manipulation of these data, yet there continues to be limitations on the conclusions that can be drawn.

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Proof of Presence to Eliminate Billing Fraud from Home Health Market

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, May 19, 2014.

A senior population that is the fastest growing sector in the U.S. has created a booming home health industry, one that is expected to reach a value of $150.8 billion by 2018. That rapid growth has also given rise to another highly lucrative industry: reimbursement fraud.

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VUCA Health’s Video Library to Integrate with RefillRx Connect, Deliver On-Demand Prescription-Specific Videos to Pharmacy Patients

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

LAKE MARY, Fla. – (May 14, 2014) – VUCA Health announced today that RefillRx Connect, a customizable website management system that enables pharmacies to cost-effectively offer patients online refills, will utilize its medication video library to enhance customization and improve medication adherence and care outcomes. In doing so, pharmacies that utilize RefillRx Connect will be given access to thousands of prescription-specific videos that can easily be accessed by patients based on their individual medication profiles.

Wolters Kluwer Health Partners with Streamline Health Solutions to Simplify Remediation Efforts and Reduce the Risks Associated with the ICD-10 Transition

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, May 07, 2014.

DENVER, CO (May 7, 2014) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that it has partnered with Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRM) to distribute its Health Language® LEAP I-10 claims analytics and mapping solution to mitigate the risks associated with the ICD-10 transition.

HID Global and Tamoco Report Successful First-of-its-Kind Secure, NFC Mobile Promotion at Tribeca Film Festival Using HID Trusted Tag Services

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, May 06, 2014.

Key Highlights:

  • Tamoco utilized HID Trusted Tag Services™ to provide film lovers with the ability to use their Near Field Communications (NFC) enabled smartphone to receive Tribeca Film Festival tickets.
  • Tags use HID Global technology to eliminate abuse from out-of-home (OOH) campaigns with security and privacy attributes that change on every tap.
  • Over the course of the four-day promotion, “Film for All Friday” fans seeking free passes “tapped” promotional posters 8,195 times with 1,156 unique mobile devices.
 AUSTIN, Texas, May 6, 2014HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, and Tamoco, a global leader in mobile marketing technology and analytics, today announced the successful use of HID Trusted Tag Services™ in the world’s first out-of-home (OOH) promotional campaign for Tribeca Film Festival 2014. Over the course of the four-day promotion, film fans seeking free passes “tapped” promotional posters 8,195 times with 1,156 unique mobile devices.

HealthPlan Services Go-To-Exchange Platform Exceeds Exchange Enrollment Expectations

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, May 06, 2014.

TAMPA, Fla. – May 5, 2014 – HealthPlan ServicesSM (HPS), the nation’s leading technology, sales, retention and administrative services provider for the insurance and managed care markets, announced today its clients’ successful enrollment of 2 million members during the inaugural Health Insurance Exchange open enrollment period. Leveraging its Go-To-Exchange SM platform, a comprehensive suite of services designed to streamline carrier participation in insurance marketplaces, HPS supported its insurance carrier clients with enrolling approximately 20% of the 8 million total members reported by CMS who signed up and paid for coverage via a state or federal exchange.

Tampa General Hospital Unveils UpToDate EMR Integration and Mobile Access, Providing Physicians with Clinical Decision Support at the Point of Care and Beyond

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, May 06, 2014.

Waltham, MA – (May 6, 2014) – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Tampa General Hospital has finalized integration of UpToDate® into its Epic electronic medical record (EMR) system and deployment of UpToDate Anywhere. As a result, affiliated physicians and residents can access trusted, evidence-based clinical information and treatment recommendations at the point of care and beyond via their EMR and mobile devices.

New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation Chooses Wolters Kluwer Health’s UpToDate Anywhere for Mobile-Enabled Clinical Decision Support

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Waltham, MA – (April 30, 2014) – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that New York Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) has chosen UpToDate® Anywhere, its mobile-enabled clinical decision support resource. The five-year contract provides HHC clinicians with anytime/anywhere access to evidence-based clinical information to help improve their decision-making at the point of care.