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HealthPlan ServicesSM Shows Continued Support to Voices for Children, Tampa Bay Community

Posted in Press Releases on Friday, September 27, 2013.

TAMPA, Fla. – (Sept. 27, 2013) – HealthPlan ServicesSM(HPS), the nation’s leading technology, sales, retention and administrative services provider for the insurance and managed care markets, will host the 6th annual HealthPlan Services Golf Classic  golf tournament supporting Voices for Children benefiting Guardian ad Litem. The Golf Classic, which takes place on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Eagles Golf Club in Odessa, Fla., is one of the ways that HPS fulfills its mission of giving back to the Tampa Bay community.

Amphion Medical Solutions Appoints Subbu Ravi as COO

Posted in Press Releases on Friday, September 20, 2013.

MADISON, Wis. – (Sept. 19, 2013) – Amphion Medical Solutions, a leading provider of advanced transcription and coding solutions and services, announced today the appointment of Subbu Ravi to the new position of chief operating officer (COO). In this role, Ravi is responsible for Amphion’s overall strategic growth and will lead product development, sales and marketing, and IT.

Senior Living Communities with Remote Monitoring Technology Experience Lower Discharge Rates, Higher Productivity and Revenues

Posted in Press Releases on Friday, September 13, 2013.

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. – (Sept. 13, 2013) – Assisted and independent living communities that deploy remote monitoring technology with emergency response capabilities increase lengths of stay by reducing the number of discharges necessary to accommodate higher-acuity care needs of aging residents. That was one of several key findings of a study conducted by Halleland Habict Consulting LLC to evaluate the economic benefits of implementing remote “activities of daily living” monitoring technologies in senior living communities.

Averting Risk through Effective Population Management Strategies

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, September 06, 2013.

It’s a unique time in healthcare. Public and private initiatives are aligning and are working synergistically toward the transformation of the healthcare system through improved care access, quality and cost. Part of this movement is a paradigm shift away volume-based, fee-for-service care toward a system where quality is the foundational aspect of all clinical and administrative operations—a healthcare system incentivized by a performance-based regulatory and reimbursement environment to provide proactive, patient-centered care.

 

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Laying the Best Foundation for Medication Reconciliation

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, September 06, 2013.

Effective medication reconciliation across the continuum of care is a critical element to eliminating medication errors and adverse drug events (ADEs). It is a focal point of such national initiatives as Meaningful Use (MU) and the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals and will also be crucial to ensuring performance metrics are met under Value-Based Purchasing and the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.

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Artemis Health Group Integrates Health Language to Support Regulatory Compliance and Interoperability in Ambulatory EHR and PM Offerings

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, September 04, 2013.

DENVER, CO (Sept. 4, 2013) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Artemis Health Group, Inc. has selected its Health Language® applications to promote clinical documentation, regulatory compliance and interoperability in the Artemis suite of OB-GYN electronic health record (EHR), practice management and patient engagement solutions.

Methodist Hospital Deploys MedsOnCue Digital Patient Engagement Solution in its Outpatient Pharmacy

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, August 22, 2013.

LAKE MARY, Fla. – (Aug. 22, 2013) – VUCA Health announced today that Methodist Hospital has deployed MedsOnCue in its outpatient pharmacy. The hospital is using the innovative digital patient education solution to reinforce safe medication use by providing patients with on-demand access to prescription-specific videos and informative tools including images of their medications.

Senior Living Tech Expands Memory Care Continuum

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.

Senior living technology bundled with innovative services can help create virtual memory care environments in communities where higher levels of care have already reached capacity, said technology services provider Healthsense in a Tuesday webinar.

 

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Wolters Kluwer Health, Helix Health Solutions Partner to Bring ProVation Medical Software to a Global Market

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 20, 2013.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — (Aug. 20, 2013) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, has partnered with Helix Health Solutions to distribute its award-winning ProVation® Medical software to a global market. Under the strategic partnership, Helix Health Solutions will focus on sales of ProVation solutions to healthcare organizations outside of North America, including hospitals, health systems, physician practices and ambulatory surgery centers.

Lexicomp Online for Dentistry Featuring VisualDx Oral Recognized as “Best of Class” by the Pride Institute

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 06, 2013.

Hudson, OH —(August 6, 2013) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Lexicomp® Online™ for Dentistry featuring VisualDx® Oral was recently awarded the “Best of Class” award for dental technology products by the Pride Institute. Each product honored with this recognition features unique characteristics that differentiate it from the competition in a compelling way and, more importantly, creates value for the general dentist.

American Medical Software Chooses Health Language to Enhance Clinical Documentation, Regulatory Compliance in Ambulatory EHR Solutions

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 06, 2013.

DENVER, CO (August 6, 2013) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that American Medical Software (AMS) has selected its Health Language® applications to promote higher-quality clinical documentation and regulatory compliance in its electronic health record (EHR) solutions for physician practices.

Healthsense acquires senior monitoring technology firm

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, August 05, 2013.

As the aging population outpaces the number of caregivers, a local technology company is making sure seniors are never really alone. Healthsense, based in Mendota Heights, bolstered its monitoring capability Tuesday when it acquired a Richmond, Va., company that delivers caregivers more sophisticated data about residents in senior living facilities.

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Enhance usability, practice value with highly configurable EMRs

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, August 05, 2013.

Photo used with permission from Shuttershock.com It is no secret that usability is a primary culprit behind EMR failures. It has been added as a criterion of Stage 2 meaningful use EHR certification and is a common complaint from frustrated physicians whose systems don’t support practice workflow — negatively impacting productivity, profitability, quality of care and staff morale.

 

Phys Biz Tech»

Where We Fall Short: Reducing Sepsis and Other Diseases through Change Management

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, August 05, 2013.

The human toll of sepsis—the number one preventable cause of mortality in hospitals—is staggering. Of the more than 750,000 severe sepsis cases each year in the United States, 215,000 patients die, making it the leading cause of death in non-cardiac intensive care units. It also accounts for a significant financial burden, equating to $16.7 billion in unnecessary healthcare expenditures.

 

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Why PaaS is the Future of Healthcare

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, August 05, 2013.

The need for improved data management and quality reporting is increasing exponentially as various healthcare reform measures take effect. From hospitals and physicians participating in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans looking to improve their Star ratings, it seems that no healthcare sector is exempt from this litany of change.

 

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