CDS App Slashes Sepsis Mortality Rates in Half

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

When Wolters Kluwer Health set out to reduce sepsis incidents, mortalities and readmissions, the vendor hypothesized that clinical decision support could prove most useful.

And after conducting research at 50 hospitals, Wolters Kluwer determined that it would take more than just CDS. The application had to include three tenets: change management, alerts that are both highly-sensitive and highly-specific in nature, and the ability to deliver evidence-based CDS at the point of care.

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Speeding Sepsis Response by Integrating Key Technology

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Three-week-old Jose Carlos Romero-Herrera was rushed to the ER, lethargic and unresponsive with a fever of 102.3. His mother watched helplessly as doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and assorted other clinicians frantically worked to determine what was wrong with an infant who just 24 hours earlier had been healthy and happy.


VUCA Health Delivers Pharmacy Video Guidance to Enhance Patient Medication Adherence for MyMeds Customers

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

VUCA Health announced today that MyMeds, a secure web and mobile platform that helps users manage medication use, will now receive on-demand patient education videos designed to drive medication adherence and safety.

HealthCare Information, LLC (HCI) Partners with VUCA Health to Include On-Demand Prescription-Specific Videos in Educational Platform Technology

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

VUCA Health announced today that it has partnered with HealthCare Information, LLC (HCI in Cincinnati, Ohio), a provider of inspired technology to optimize the patient bedside experience, to deliver its MedsOnCue video content to hospitals and health systems across the country.

Tampa General Hospital Applies LogicStream Health’s Clinical Process Measurement for CLABSI Reduction and Sepsis Compliance

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

LogicStream Health, Inc. announced today that Tampa General Hospital (TGH) will implement the LogicStream Platform to monitor and measure clinical process. Tampa General Hospital will first focus on reducing the rate of CLABSI and monitoring clinician compliance around TGH’s sepsis bundle. The hospital will also utilize the platform to accelerate clinical process redesign through enabling real-time assessments to achieve its vision of being ‘a leader of a clinically integrated network of providers serving West Central Florida.’

KG Health Partners Unveils Data-Driven Instructional Series to Enhance LTC Facilities’ Performance on Quality Metrics Influenced by Podiatric and Wound Care

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, June 06, 2016.

KG Health Partners, Inc. (KGHP), a leading mobile podiatric care provider serving Florida’s long-term care (LTC) facilities as a partner in the care continuum, introduced its Safety & Risk Prevention (S&RP) Process Improvement Plan (PIP) during the Florida Health Care Association Nurse Leadership Program, which took place June 1-3 in St. Pete Beach, Fla. The innovative physician-designed training program helps facilities improve performance on quality metrics influenced by podiatric and wound care by leveraging Guardian Solutions’ Amplefi care coordination platform, patient-assessment data from the facility’s EHR and evidence-based best practices from Milliman Care Guidelines to monitor, identify and tailor solutions to close safety and risk prevention gaps.

Data Integrity Challenges Loom Large

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, June 06, 2016.

In today's data-driven health care system, no medical specialty is exempt from reporting on key performance metrics. Two, however, carry a heavier burden than most: cardiology and gastroenterology (GI).

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In Brazil, Gov. Celso Ramos Hospital Research Center Adopts UpToDate Anywhere to Aid in Medical Resident Training

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, April 05, 2016.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that Research Center at Governor Celso Ramos Hospital has adopted UpToDate® Anywhere. The institution, a public hospital that is part of the state of Santa Catarina’s Department of Health, adopted the mobile-enabled clinical decision support resource to provide continuously updated clinical information and to support the education and training of their residency program.

Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information Connects Customers to Newly Released ACA FUL Drug Pricing Data

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, April 05, 2016.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that customers can access the newly-released Affordable Care Act Federal Upper Limit drug pricing benchmark, or ACA FUL, through two solutions from its Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information business unit.

Avoiding One of the Most Common Analytics Pitfalls

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

Today’s hospital and health system executives cannot help but hear the clamor to advance data-driven care delivery models focused on proactive management of populations. Pressed by a sense of urgency to position for the future of risk-based reimbursement arrangements, executives can often overlook a cornerstone element to success with analytics: data normalization. In fact, it is not uncommon for a health system to invest millions of dollars in an analytics solution, only to realize later that the reports being produced are inaccurate or meaningless due to missing or poor quality data.

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Wolters Kluwer Offers Free Online Access to Evidence-Based Resources, Comprehensive Scientific Research to Support the Fight Against the Zika Virus

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, March 08, 2016.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, is aiding clinicians in the battle against the rapidly spreading Zika virus through free online access to a number of its industry leading medical content and clinical decision support resources. First reported in Brazil in 2015, active Zika outbreaks have now been confirmed in at least 34 countries or territories.

Everseat, Visualize Health Partner to Bridge the Gap Between Analytics and Access for More Effective Population Health Management

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, February 29, 2016.

In a move designed to accelerate patient participation in and the effectiveness of population health initiatives, Everseat will integrate its web- and mobile-based patient scheduling platform into Visualize Health’s vHealth quality and value analytics tracking software. The companies announced the new partnership during HIMSS16 Conference & Exhibition, taking place February 29-March 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, where Visualize Health is demonstrating its population health analytics software in booth #14097.

Population health plays an integral role in healthcare organizations’ strategies to comply with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ decision to tie 30 percent of all Medicare reimbursements to quality and cost performance by the end of 2016—rising to 50 percent by the end of 2018. It is a significant incentive for hospitals and health systems to find more effective ways to manage chronic conditions, reduce 30-day hospital readmission rates, and reduce or eliminate risk factors leading to preventable negative outcomes. 

“Population health, and the preventive care that is its foundation, is critical to success under today’s value-based reimbursement models. But effective population health requires integrating progressive financial and clinical data analytics and reporting with wide-spread patient outreach activities,” said Everseat CEO Jeff Peres. “These are the elements this partnership brings to the population health table. Visualize Health analyzes and tracks key quality metrics to identify at-risk patients and care gaps. Armed with this information, Everseat is then able to scan providers’ schedules to identify and alert these patients to available appointments. Patients get the care they need and providers are able to demonstrate the compliance and outcomes necessary for appropriate reimbursement under value-based care.”

Everseat removes patient non-compliance by making it easy for providers to interact with patients on everything from post-operative office visits, to routine physicals, to disease management reminders. Not only does this result in greater satisfaction among patients, but it also helps ensure they remain compliant with treatment plans. This, in turn, generates greater patient satisfaction and highest appropriate reimbursement levels.

“If providers are to be rewarded or penalized based on activity metrics and the population health data documented in the EHR, then it is imperative that they be provided with the tools they need to manage those metrics. Our partnership with Everseat makes that happen by bridging the gap between the story data tells and the actions it should prompt,” said Rob Bramblett, CEO, Visualize Health. “We deliver the robust and thoughtful analytics hospitals need to proactively manage and track performance and outcomes, while Everseat accelerates patient access by creating a direct connection between at-risk patients and the providers responsible for managing their health. Together, we can deliver improved population health outcomes and better reimbursements.”

Visualize Health enables clients to proactively manage and track their quality and value-based program activity and documentation related to the metrics against which they are reimbursed. Unlike other data analytics providers, Visualize Health allows access to its data by third parties, which enables its use for broader applications like population health. As a result, it drives higher reimbursements and mitigates the risk of participating in value-based programs.

About Everseat

Everseat is a patient-centered scheduling platform that helps patients get access to appointments they need with their healthcare providers. The Baltimore-based technology company offers a web-and mobile-based platform that enables provider organizations to post open appointments to the platform so that patients can find slots that work for their schedules via the free Everseat mobile and web apps. Appointments are posted and claimed in real-time, significantly increasing efficiency for the providers, and dramatically improving the patient experience. For more information, visit Everseat online at or call 888-899-9506.

About Visualize Health

Based in Brentwood, TN, Visualize Health and its vHealth quality and value analytics tracking software provide physicians, hospitals and other provider organizations with robust analysis of financial and clinical data to proactively track and manage performance and quality metrics upon which reimbursements are based. The company takes a consultative approach, creating customized plans that prepares providers for outcomes-based reimbursements, including a variety of methods for change management. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , visit or call 855-508-4325.

The promise of a new beginning: On the call with Ginny Kwong, MD, Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer, Halifax Health

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, February 25, 2016.

In a previous set of interviews with Jim O’Brien, MD, MSc, Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety, Ohio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital and Stephen Claypool, MD, Medical Director, POC AdvisorWolters Kluwer, we learned about the ravages of sepsis and how POC Advisor’s electronic surveillance and alerts assist in sepsis detection.

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Wolters Kluwer to Showcase its Decision Support Solution for Improving Sepsis Outcomes at HIMSS16

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, February 25, 2016.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, will showcase its cloud-based decision support platform for the improved diagnosis and treatment of sepsis in Booth #5537 at the HIMSS16 Conference & Exhibition. POC Advisor™, which reduced sepsis mortality by 53 percent at Huntsville Hospital, integrates and functions seamlessly with the clinical workflow, leveraging electronic alerts and patient-specific, evidence-based treatment advice to drive down sepsis rates.

HIMSS16 Presentations Highlight Role of Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information Solution in Reducing Medication Errors, Minimizing Alert Fatigue

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, February 22, 2016.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that two presentations during the HIMSS16 Conference & Exhibition will explore the impact of its Clinical Drug Information drug data solution Medi-Span® on medication errors and alert fatigue. The presentations will showcase how Group Health Cooperative South Central Wisconsin (GHC-SCW) and MetroHealth Systems used the drug data and medication decision support solution to reduce nuisance alerts and physician overrides as well as optimize drug-dose decision support to prevent clinically significant prescribing errors.