News

Healthcare's Growing Data Opportunity

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

The paradigm shift currently occurring in the healthcare industry is unprecedented. Longstanding fee-for-service care delivery models are rapidly evolving to a value-based system that rewards providers based on outcomes performance and cost-efficient care.

Health Management Technology »

Kettering Health Network Selects ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support

Posted in Press Releases on Friday, April 25, 2014.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 25, 2014) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Kettering Health Network has selected ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support as its clinical content management system.

Wolters Kluwer Health Releases the Medicare Plans File

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, April 21, 2014.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN —(April 21, 2014) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that it has released the Medi-Span® Medicare Plans File, which provides indicators to designate coverage under Medicare Part B and/or Part D, along with additional attributes to further support or clarify a drug’s coverage under these programs. As a valuable tool for Pharmacy Benefit Managers and insurance payers, this file will help to facilitate processes and policies around drugs covered by Medicare Part B and Part D.

Challenges to Expedite EHR Adoption

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, April 21, 2014.

A significant paradigm shift is underway in healthcare as new quality-driven care delivery models demand the support of advanced technological infrastructures and professionals try to keep pace with a rapidly evolving health IT landscape. As the industry turns towards Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU) attestation with greater urgency and anticipates the coming expectations of Stage 3 and beyond, strategies for increasing EHR adoption rates within the physician community are paramount.

Executive Insight »

Wolters Kluwer Health Urges Healthcare Organizations to Use ICD-10 Delay to Refine Transition Plans, Maximize Outcomes

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — (April 16, 2014) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, called upon healthcare organizations to view deferment of the ICD-10 implementation as an opportunity to refine plans to further minimize post-transition impacts and maximize quality and financial outcomes. In particular, the delay provides more time for clients to expand current strategies and further leverage its Health Language® and ProVation® Medical solutions to build a solid foundation for long-term clinical, financial and operational success under the expansive new code set.

Optimizing Patient Education Strategies: Deploying initiatives to improve HCAPHS scores, reduce readmissions

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Patient-centered care that actively employs strategies to engage patients and family members in the delivery of their healthcare is a foundational component to current industry movements. Going forward, healthcare organizations that deploy consistent and effective patient education programs to align with these movements will experience the greatest success with national initiatives such as Medicare Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP) and the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP).

Advance Healthcare Network »

Raising the Bar on USP 797 Compliance: Building Stronger Staff Competencies Through Automation, Education and Accountability

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

The introduction of the United States Pharmacopeia Chapter <797> regulation in 2008 sent and continues to send shock waves through hospital pharmacy departments and other sterile drug preparation settings.

Compounding practices that had been ingrained in the pharmaceutical industry for decades were simply turned upside down, and many pharmacies today remain challenged in their pursuit to successfully comply.

Becker's Hospital Review »

UpToDate Receives Third Consecutive NorthFace ScoreBoard Award for ‘World-Class’ Customer Service

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Waltham, Mass. – (April 15, 2014) – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that the UpToDate® global customer support team has received the NorthFace ScoreBoard AwardSM from Omega Management Group Corp. for excellence in customer service and support. This is the third consecutive year that UpToDate has been recognized by Omega for exceeding customer expectations.

The Best Opportunities for Quality Improvement Projects in Gastroenterology

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, April 10, 2014.

Improving care and lowering costs in the medical field are of the utmost importance. "Quality improvement initiatives are essential in every aspect of healthcare delivery because we will never be as good as we can be without additional monitoring and improvement of performance," says Thomas Deas, Jr., MD, MMM, FASGE, of Gastroenterology Associates of North Texas in Fort Worth.

Becker's ASC Review »

inPractice® Introduces Unique Point-of-Care Reference Tool for Oncology Nurses

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, April 09, 2014.

Reston, VA – April 8, 2014 inPractice® Resources, LLC, a subsidiary of Clinical Care Options (CCO), today announced the launch of a first-of-its kind education and reference tool dedicated to the needs of all nurses who provide care for patients with cancer. inPractice® Oncology Nursing is a point-of-care tool that combines high-quality nursing-focused content, oncology-specific clinical decision support, patient education, and professional development resources, including nursing continuing education credits, in a single, easily accessible digital resource.

MedHOK Achieves NCQA Measure Certification for P4P Measures

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, April 08, 2014.

TAMPA, Fla. – April 8, 2014 – MedHOK, which delivers industry leading actionable healthcare solutions for care, quality and compliance across an integrated cloud-based platform, announced today that it has achieved certification for its Pay for Performance (P4P) measures within 360Measures® for the third consecutive year. Earlier this year, MedHOK earned its fourth consecutive Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

Armed to Respond: Leveraging Patient Data To Respond To A Public Health Crisis

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, March 28, 2014.

The movement towards a heightened focus on quality, outcomes and cost requires that healthcare organizations make the best use of data that is available to them. Advancement of health IT in the form EHRs has been an important first step in the health IT movement to accurately capture and house patient data. The next step is to extract important patient information in real-time such that it can be used to impact care delivery in a positive way.

Health IT Outcomes »

Wolters Kluwer Health Unveils Enhanced UpToDate Android App for Users Worldwide

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

Waltham, Mass. – (March 26, 2014) – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today the release of significant enhancements to its UpToDate® App for the Android™ mobile platform. The new release delivers an upgraded experience for users worldwide who access the evidence-based clinical decision support resource via the award-winning UpToDate mobile app on their Android smartphones and tablets.

HIMSS attendees share their dreams for an ideal meaningful use update

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

This is the second part of a two-part installment of "HIT Happens," a regular opinion column tackling health IT trends. The first part, where we asked HIMSS attendees to explain what they'd do if given the chance to create the next meaningful use update, can be found here. Part two reveals more responses to the same scenario.

SearchHealth IT »

Health Language Selected by BJC HealthCare to Mitigate ICD-10 Transition Impact

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

DENVER, CO (March 19, 2014) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that BJC HealthCare will leverage the expertise of its Health Language® Professional Services team to mitigate the financial impact of the health system’s transition to ICD-10.