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Remote monitoring matures beyond “cool” status

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, March 17, 2014.

From a recent flurry of high-profile acquisitions to publication of studies examining the clinical and financial potential, signs point to the maturation of the remote monitoring technology market from “cool gadgets” to “key player.” It is an often-underestimated market segment that has quietly gone about establishing the value of commercially rugged and widely available technologies and their potential to address significant macro-economic problems in aging services.

Health Management Technology »

Unintended ICD-10 Consequences: Inadequate Clinical Documentation Can Negatively Impact Physician Profiles

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

Often lost in the overarching conversation surrounding the potential negatives of ICD-10 is the very real impact it could have on the selection of physicians and hospitals by health plans, MCOs and shared-risk organizations for participation in provider networks. To succeed, these organizations seek out providers with a strong track record of care that is both high quality and cost-efficient—which is where ICD-10 can hurt or help.

EMR & HIPAA »

Healthsense Names Greg Melsen Chief Financial Officer

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

Mendota Heights, Minn. – March 6, 2014 – Healthsense, Inc., the fastest growing provider of technology-enabled care solutions for the senior care continuum, announced today that Greg Melsen has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer.

Amphion Medical Solutions Launches Continuous Coding Quality Monitoring to Ensure Coder Accuracy, Proficiency

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, March 04, 2014.

MADISON, Wis. – (March 4, 2014) – Amphion Medical Solutions, a leading provider of advanced transcription and coding solutions and services, announced today the launch of Continuous Coding Quality Monitoring (CCQM), an innovative service to ensure ongoing coding quality and coder proficiency in ICD-10 code sets. CCQM, which takes an “educate first” approach to coding audits, delivers to hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and other healthcare organizations the feedback they need for accurate billing, clinical documentation improvement and targeted physician and coder education.

Healthcare Reaches the EHR Tipping Point

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, March 03, 2014.

Sometimes one must call back into the past to understand the present and future. When it comes to current challenges and successes with electronic health records (EHRs), the ongoing countrywide implementation mirrors that of another revolutionary wired device.

Journal of AHIMA »

Wolters Kluwer Health Launches POC Advisor to Initially Address Sepsis Mortality Rates, Treatment Costs

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

Integrated Clinical Decision Support and Workflow Management Platform Debuts at HIMSS14

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — February 24, 2014— Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today the beta launch of POC Advisor™, an integrated clinical decision support and workflow management platform under development within its Innovation Lab. Introduced at the HIMSS14 Annual Conference & Exhibition (Booth #1346), POC Advisor helps reduce variability in care, thereby increasing quality and safety and lowering costs.

Health Language Solutions Advance Semantic Interoperability with Data Normalization Capabilities

Posted in Press Releases on Friday, February 21, 2014.

A Semantically Normalized Information Model is Essential for Advancing Evidence-Based Protocols, Quality Improvement, Population Health Management, ACOs, and Other Forward-Looking Initiatives

DENVER, CO (February 21, 2014) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that it will demonstrate how its Health Language® Enterprise Terminology Platform can be used to integrate normalization services into health IT systems in Booth #1346 during the HIMSS14 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, FL, February 23-27.

ICD-10's Impact on Cardiology Documentation

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, February 21, 2014.

Physician-developed technology can help cardiologists document with the required specificity

October 1, 2014 is the most talked-about date in healthcare—the date by which organizations must utilize the ICD-10 code set to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures. As the clock ticks down, the pressure is on, particularly for providers who must learn to document to the level of specificity required under the massive code set. Indeed, providers will have the largest burden, as even the best coders in the world cannot code accurately if the provider does not document the required information.

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Wolters Kluwer Health Announces Global Launch of UpToDate Anywhere, mHealth Decision Support Resource

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, February 20, 2014.

Orlando, FL – (February 20, 2014) – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today the global launch of UpToDate® Anywhere, enabling hospitals and healthcare organizations worldwide to provide clinicians with mobile access to its acclaimed clinical decision support resource anytime, anywhere and with local-language search and navigation. The announcement, made during the HIMSS14 Annual Conference & Exhibition, expands access of UpToDate Anywhere beyond the U.S. and Canada to all major markets worldwide, initially in Australia and New Zealand.

Wolters Kluwer Health Expert to Explore the Critical Role of Analytics in Successful ICD-10 Transitions during HIMSS14

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

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — February 19, 2014 — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Brian Levy, M.D., its Vice President of Global Clinical Operations, Health Language, will share with HIMSS14 attendees his expert insights on the critical role data analytics plays in effective transitions to ICD-10. The session, Leveraging Analytics to Capture the Full Benefit of ICD-10, will take place at 11:30 a.m. EST on February 26 in Room 304A of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

MedHOK Appoints Troy Smith as Chief Operating Officer

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

TAMPA, Fla. – February 12, 2014 – MedHOK, a leader in providing a single platform for care, quality and compliance for health plans, pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) and other risk-bearing entities, announced today the appointment of Troy Smith as chief operating officer (COO). In this role, Smith will manage and oversee all post-sales activities including platform implementation, infrastructure support and configuration management and project management, as well as development support for implementations.

Health Language Selected By Dean Health Plan to Enhance Enterprise Management of Medical Terminologies and Codes

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

DENVER, CO (February 11, 2014) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Dean Health Plan (DHP) has selected its Health Language® solutions to centralize management of medical terminologies and code sets within its electronic systems. Integrating these tools will allow DHP to maintain a single source of truth regarding code versions, speeding integration and maintenance of content sets.

Sentri7 Named Category Leader in the Clinical Decision Support-Surveillance Software Segment of the 2013 Best in KLAS Report

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, February 10, 2014.

BELLEVUE WA — (February 10, 2014) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that its Sentri7® solution received the KLAS Category Leader award in the Clinical Decision Support-Surveillance segment of the 2013 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report. The annual recognition measures product performance based on surveys and in-depth interviews with more than 16,000 healthcare providers.

Wolters Kluwer Health Ranked Third Overall Software Vendor in “2013 Best in KLAS: Software and Services” Report

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

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — February 7, 2014— Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, ranked third overall among 24 software vendors in the 2013 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report. Only athenahealth and Epic outranked the company in the report’s overall software vendor ranking.

Genesis Medical Center Selects ProVation Medical Software for Cardiology Procedure Documentation and Coding

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

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 5, 2014) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Genesis Medical Center has selected ProVation® Medical software for cardiology procedure documentation and coding in its cardiac catheterization lab.