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Wolters Kluwer Health Announces New Health Language EHR Integration

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

DENVER, CO (December 16, 2013) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that its Health Language® Provider Friendly Terminology (PFT) can now be used with Epic’s EHR technology for mid-size and large medical groups, hospitals and integrated healthcare organizations.

PFT makes it easier for clinicians to record problems and diagnoses by providing a comprehensive library of commonly-used synonyms with mappings to SNOMED CT, ICD-9 and ICD-10.  

Health Market Science Selects Medi-Span Controlled Substance Files to Integrate into Proprietary Data Assets for Enhanced Validation of Prescriptive Authority

Posted in Press Releases on Friday, December 06, 2013.

Indianapolis, Indiana —(December 5, 2013) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, today announced that its Medi-Span Controlled Substances Drug File has been selected by Health Market Science (HMS), a leading supplier of provider data and end-to-end solutions that address data management, regulatory compliance and market intelligence, for integration with HMS’s Prescriber Eligibility® (PE) solution.  The enhanced solution will provide the industry with near real-time validation of prescriptive authority for scheduled drugs at the U.S. state and territory level to reduce the risk of regulatory fines and improve third party reimbursement rates, including Medicaid.

Health Language Selected by Banner Health to Assess Risk and Ease ICD-10 Conversion Pressures

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

DENVER, CO  (December 4, 2013) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Banner Health has selected its Health Language® solutions to successfully navigate the complex ICD-10 conversion process.

Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit hospital systems in the country, and Banner Health Network, Banner Health’s Accountable Care Organization, will use the Health Language LEAP I-10 solution to understand the impact of ICD-10 on their DRG-based reimbursement programs, and help them mitigate that risk and prepare for the ICD-10 transition through documentation improvement, coder education, template updates, list mapping & systems remediation.

Keeping Information Clean

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.

New Information Governance Efforts Challenge HIM to Sort Out Dirty Data

In a hurry to deliver two dozen artisanal doughnuts to your office one Monday morning, the bicycle delivery man takes a spill in rush hour traffic. One dozen glazed pastries tumble out of the bakery box onto the sidewalk, collecting some dirt but still looking edible (five second rule!). The other dozen, customized and individually wrapped in a separate box, survives unharmed.

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New HTML5 Web Application Launched within ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, November 21, 2013.

Improved User Interface Speeds Uptake by Physicians, Streamlines Order Set Development Process

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (November 21, 2013) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today the launch of an enhanced web application within its leading clinical content management solution, ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support. Built using HTML5 technology, the improved user interface provides a more intuitive experience that can be accessed from any web browser on any type of computer or mobile device.

Health Language Selected by SummaCare to Help Navigate National Regulatory Initiatives

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

DENVER, CO (Nov. 12, 2013) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that SummaCare has selected its Health Language® applications to aid with the complex transition to ICD-10. As part of its readiness strategies for the approaching deadlines, the health insurance company will leverage LEAP I-10 and Provider Friendly Terminologies to ensure successful compliance.

Healthsense Appoints Charles Fazio, M.D., to Chief Medical Officer

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, November 07, 2013.

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. – (Nov. 7, 2013) – Healthsense, Inc., a leading provider of aging services technologies, announced today the appointment of Charles J. Fazio, M.D., M.S., to the newly created position of Chief Medical Officer. In this role, Dr. Fazio is responsible for representing the company’s clinical capabilities, evaluating and translating clinical trends in the healthcare landscape and ensuring the efficacy of Healthsense products in the advancement of technology-enabled care.

QuadraMed Expands Integration of Health Language Solutions

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, November 07, 2013.

DENVER, CO (Nov. 7, 2013) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that QuadraMed Corporation has extended and expanded its partnership agreement to further leverage its Health Language® terminology management solutions. Enhanced integration of Health Language applications into the QuadraMed Computerized-Patient Record (QCPR) continues to build upon the clinical value and usability of the Enterprise Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution for QuadraMed users.

How Lexicomp helps reduce patient medication errors and more [VIDEO]

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, October 28, 2013.

Lexicomp Online for Dentistry provides industry leading reference information and screening tools to help answer prescribing, diagnosis and treatment questions.

 

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HealthPlan ServicesSM Celebrates Multiple Go-To-Exchange SM Milestones in Wake of Federally Facilitated Marketplace Launch

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, October 24, 2013.

HPS is among the first to confirm full enrollment of an individual in a qualified health plan via its innovative exchange platform

TAMPA, Fla. – Oct. 24, 2013 – HealthPlan ServicesSM (HPS), the nation’s leading technology, sales, retention and administrative services provider for the insurance and managed care markets, is celebrating successful go-live of its Go-To-Exchange SM platform, a comprehensive suite of services designed to streamline carrier participation in insurance marketplaces. It is just one of several significant milestones HPS has achieved related to the opening of the Federally Facilitated Marketplaces (FFM) and State Based Marketplaces (SBM).

Health Language Selected to Support DocuTAP’s Urgent Care EMR Solutions

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, October 24, 2013.

DENVER, CO (Oct. 24, 2013) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that DocuTAP will integrate its Health Language® applications into its electronic medical record (EMR) solution for urgent care environments. The terminology management solutions were specifically selected to address improved regulatory compliance with Stage 2 Meaningful Use and help improve accuracy and conversion to the ICD-10 coding system.

Healthcare Standards – Opportunities and Challenges Remain for SNOMED CT, RxNorm and LOINC

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.

Health IT standards and interoperability go hand-in-hand. Going forward, the success of the industry’s movement towards greater health information exchange (HIE) will hinge on the successful uptake and adoption of standards that will ensure reliable communication between disparate systems.

 

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Just Associates Appoints Megan Munns Project Supervisor

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, October 17, 2013.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Oct. 17, 2013 – Just Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in data integrity and data quality solutions for the health information exchange (HIE), health information management (HIM), health informatics (HI) and health information technology (HIT) markets, has appointed Megan Munns as a Project Supervisor. In this position, Munns will leverage her extensive Epic certifications and experience to support IDOptimizeTM for Epic, which improves data integrity and care quality by improving the system’s record match capabilities and increasing duplicate record identification.

Lexicomp and Facts & Comparisons Used by Top U.S. Pharmacy Schools

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.

Industry-leading drug information resources prepare tomorrow’s pharmacists

Ohio, Hudson —(October 16, 2013) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that its Lexicomp and/or Facts & Comparisons drug information resources are used by faculty and students at nearly 90% of the top U.S. pharmacy schools as ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Grad Schools 2014.

New Analysis Further Demonstrates Clinical Benefits and Return on Investment Associated with ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, October 01, 2013.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Oct. 1, 2013) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today the release of additional data demonstrating  best practice findings and return-on-investment (ROI) achieved through hospital implementations of ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support. Specifically, aggregated data from several hospitals revealed that the ROI associated with use of evidence-based order sets and a clinical content management system was significant, with time-to-payback for the investment as low as 13 months.