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Humana, Healthsense activate telehealth pilot to monitor daily living activities in effort to reduce unnecessary readmissions

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, January 17, 2014.

Humana Inc.,one of the nation's leading health and well-being companies, and Healthsense, a leading provider of aging services technologies, announced they have completed member enrollment in a groundbreaking remote monitoring pilot program. The pilot will measure the impact in-home sensors and remote monitoring technology have on improving health outcomes and reducing frailty and fall-related hospital admissions for Medicare members with chronic health conditions.

 

 

Health IT Analytics»

Health-Care Apps That Doctors Use

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, January 17, 2014.

Cardiologist Eric Topol says he knew medicine had reached a turning point when patients started emailing him the results of do-it-yourself electrocardiograms. With the help of a smartphone, a software application and a portable device that reads a person's heart rhythm, anyone can get an instant EKG reading on their phone screen.

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Ensure Compliance During ICD-10 Transition

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, January 17, 2014.

SummaCare, part of Akron, OH, -based Summa Health System, has selected Health Language solutions from Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global solutions provider for the healthcare industry. The leverage of LEAP I-10 and Provider Friendly Terminologies applications will assist the health insurance company in transitioning to ICD-10.

 

Health IT Outcomes»

How to stay up to date in the 21st century

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, January 17, 2014.

Keeping up with the latest medical treatments and research is a herculean task for most doctors. Fortunately, online clinical decision support resources have made the task feasible by providing an external repository of knowledge that you can tap into when needed. Boston-based UpToDate, which is used in 90 percent of academic medical centres, employs 50 physician editors and 5,000 external contributors to scour sources to synthesize the best medical knowledge in their database, and their software can run on any Web-enabled device or standalone.

Technology for Doctors Online»

Achieving Successful CDS-EHR Integration via the HL7 Infobutton

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, January 17, 2014.

Dr. Stephen Beck discusses how HL7 Infobutton technology helps improve outcomes, accelerate clinician adoption of CDS and EHR technologies at Catholic Health Partners.

Clinical decision support (CDS) resources such as evidence-based reference content, order sets, care plans, medication alerting systems, and surveillance technology have been identified as key elements to successfully achieving the aggressive quality goals laid out in federal initiatives. However, leading industry research groups, including KLAS and The Advisory Board, report that widespread CDS use is hampered by electronic health record (EHR) integration challenges.

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7 Ideas for Improving Sepsis Management

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

In a healthcare world in which amazing things are increasingly possible — surgery through just a few tiny incisions, successful replacements of entire organs, treatment of once-fatal infections — sepsis is still a problem.

Becker's Clinical Quality and Infection Control»

UpToDate, Lexicomp Score Highest in Patient Care Impact in KLAS Clinical Decision Support Report

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

Minneapolis, MN — January 14, 2014— Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that its UpToDate® and Lexicomp® solutions received the highest scores for impact on patient care in their respective categories in KLAS’ report on the clinical decision support solutions market. Clinical Decision Support 2013: Sizing Up Point-of-Care Reference Tools[i] also ranked the solutions as best at helping clinicians stay current with best practices.

Amphion Medical Solutions Launches Self-Paced Online ICD-10 Training System for HIM Departments, Individual Coders

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, January 09, 2014.

MADISON, Wis. – (Jan. 9, 2014) – Amphion Medical Solutions, a leading provider of advanced transcription and coding solutions and services, announced today the launch of Amphion University, a comprehensive online ICD-10 training program featuring courses designed and led by the company’s AHIMA-approved instructors. To maximize ICD-10 comprehension, Amphion U offers a customizable curriculum of individual modules and complete training packages, as well as terminology manuals, codebooks and a robust library of practice records coded by Amphion’s ICD-10 experts.

Improving Patient-Centered Care With HL7 Infobuttons at Catholic Health Partners

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, December 26, 2013.

"A tool that makes smart providers smarter”

Health Level Seven (HL7), a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards development organization with more than 2,300 members, is continually developing a framework and standards for the information exchange, integration, sharing and retrieval to improve clinical practice and the management, delivery, and evaluation of health services.

Healthcare Informatics»

Healthcare's Comprehension Conundrum

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, December 26, 2013.

To combat limited health literacy, we need to improve patient education tools.

Let's face it. For the vast majority of people, it takes courage to speak up and admit a lack of clarity or understanding when encountering new information. It's certainly no different for patients. In healthcare settings, the gap between communication and understanding is compounded by a complex medical system and lack of appropriate tools to support both education and comprehension of health information.

Advance Healthcare Network»

Overcoming The Challenges Of Core Measures Reporting

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, December 20, 2013.

Complying with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)/Joint Commission mandate to monitor and report core measures is a complex, time-consuming process  carrying significant implications for hospitals failing at the task. As the stakes get higher, so too does the level of difficulty involved in maintaining compliant reporting processes.

Healthcare Technology Online»

Humana, Healthsense Activate Telehealth Pilot to Monitor Daily Living Activities in Effort to Reduce Unnecessary Readmissions

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, December 19, 2013.

One hundred Humana members in Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia are participating in the pilot which uses in-home sensors, remote monitoring technology

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. AND MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn.Dec. 19, 2013 —Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, and Healthsense, a leading provider of aging services technologies, announced they have completed member enrollment in a groundbreaking remote monitoring pilot program. The pilot will measure the impact in-home sensors and remote monitoring technology have on improving health outcomes and reducing frailty and fall-related hospital admissions for Medicare members with chronic health conditions.

Lexicomp and Facts & Comparisons Updated with Information on European Meningitis B Vaccine Approved for Emergency Importation

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, December 19, 2013.

Once Contained to Princeton University, the Outbreak Has Spread to the University of California Santa Barbara

Hudson, OH —(December 19, 2013) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today the addition to its referential drug information resources, Lexicomp® Online™ and Facts & Comparisons® eAnswers, of information on the European vaccine to fight a meningitis B outbreak. The rapid response by the Wolters Kluwer Health reference content team demonstrates the speed and proficiency with which the resources are updated to keep clinicians current in a rapidly evolving drug information environment.

Wolters Kluwer Health Physician Executives among Inaugural Group of Board Certified Clinical Informaticists

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.

Dr. Linda Peitzman and Dr. Howard Strasberg Successfully Achieve Requirements for New Certification

Minneapolis, Minn. — December 18, 2013 — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that two of its executives are part of the first physician cohort group to be designated as Board Certified Clinical Informaticists. Linda Peitzman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, and Howard Strasberg, M.D., Vice President of Medical Informatics, along with approximately 400 physicians nationwide, have passed the first-ever board certification exam for the new sub-specialty, administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in October 2013.

Wolters Kluwer Health Partners with Emmi Solutions to Offer Integrated Patient Education

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, December 16, 2013.

Helping Institutions to Further Improve Patient Engagement

Hudson, OH —December 16, 2013 — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that its Lexicomp Integrated Patient Education solution has been integrated into EmmiEngage™, a patient engagement platform offered by Emmi™ Solutions. This integration will help foster patient’s understanding of their medical care by allowing clinicians to direct patients to information on topics such as medications, conditions and procedures from beyond the point of care.