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Wolters Kluwer Supports #SepsisAwareness Month to Increase Momentum of U.S. Sepsis Score Improvement

Posted in Press Releases on Friday, September 13, 2019.

National score increases 6% one year after Hospital Compare releases performance data

WALTHAM, Mass. – September 13, 2019 – Today, on World Sepsis Day, Wolters Kluwer, Health announces it is increasing efforts to raise #sepsisawareness nationwide through improved sepsis management, detection and care. Following last year’s initiative by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Hospital Compare website to put the spotlight on hospitals’ sepsis care performance, Wolters Kluwer has been committed to helping hospitals and health systems improve their sepsis care using artificial intelligence (AI) and expert solutions.

AI initiatives Extract Value From Data Assets

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Payers and providers are using clinical natural language processing to reduce administrative costs and improve the accuracy of analytics.

Artificial intelligence (AI) success stories are beginning to flood the health care industry as stakeholders attempt to accelerate labor-intensive processes and realize the promise of advanced technology. Data are central to these initiatives, yet health care organizations are all too familiar with the challenges associated with getting maximum value from the rapidly expanding repositories of information now housed in EHRs and other clinical systems.

 

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Innovations in Sepsis Therapy

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, September 09, 2019.

Sepsis is one of the leading causes of hospital mortality, present in more than half of the hospital deaths in the U.S. It is also one of the costliest diagnoses in the U.S. with a healthcare spend of over $20 billion dollars annually (Rhee, et al., 2017).

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Early recognition: The key to improving sepsis outcomes

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, September 04, 2019.

Sepsis affects over 1.5 million people annually in the U.S. and is the leading cause of hospital mortality and critical illness worldwide(1).  Sepsis is not a new diagnosis. It’s one we have been battling for years. Although guidelines for managing sepsis have changed over time as new research has become available, one thing that has not changed is the knowledge that early recognition of sepsis is critical and improves patient outcomes.

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AI Initiatives Extract Value From Data Assets

Posted in Client News Coverage on Sunday, September 01, 2019.

Payers and providers are using clinical natural language processing to reduce administrative costs and improve the accuracy of analytics.

Artificial intelligence (AI) success stories are beginning to flood the healthcare industry as stakeholders attempt to accelerate labor-intensive processes and realize the promise of advanced technology. Data are central to these initiatives, yet healthcare organizations are all too familiar with the challenges associate with getting maximum value from the rapidly expanding repositories of information now housed in EHRs and other clinical systems.

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The Future of Healthcare: “Mandate clear interoperability requirements” with Adam Sabloff of VirtualHealth

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 30, 2019.

Mandate clear interoperability requirements and a simple format that all healthcare technology vendors could use to securely exchange patient information among authorized providers of care. Every healthcare organization we have worked with has to operate with a mind-boggling array of differing systems, formats, data types, and so forth. This is the byproduct of a highly siloed, specialized industry with conflicting interests and makes access to the full spectrum of needed patient information at the point of care difficult to impossible.

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Developing a Strategy to Win the War on Duplicates

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 16, 2019.

Duplicate records remain one of healthcare’s most vexing—and costly—problems. Consider that the average master patient index (MPI) system has a duplicate rate of between 8 percent and 12 percent—the equivalent of 80,000 to 120,000 duplicate records for a hospital system serving 1 million patients. Each pair of duplicate records costs the facility approximately $96 to resolve. (Some say the average rate is even higher, with Black Book Market Research putting it at 18 percent in its 2018 Mid-Year EHR Consumer Satisfaction Report.)

 

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Wolters Kluwer Helps Clinicians Stay Current on Emerging Evidence with Audio Digest’s Latest Mobile CME Lectures

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

PHILADELPHIA – August 14, 2019 – Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today the release of six new Audio Digest Topical Collections offering clinicians convenient access to relevant and current lectures on issues related to today’s leading medical challenges. Topical Collections take a “playlist” approach to essential and timely healthcare challenges such as opioid addiction, pain management, infectious diseases, and mental health, by carefully curating lectures by experts from some of the nation’s most prestigious health systems and academic institutions and delivering them as readily digestible, easily accessed audio playlists.

VirtualHealth Adds Jon Hart, Katherine Rae to its Executive Team

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 06, 2019.

Hart and Rae tapped for key roles as the company continues its rapid growth

NEW YORK – August 6, 2019 – VirtualHealth, provider of HELIOS, the leading SaaS care management platform, announced today two additions to its leadership team: Jon Hart as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Katherine Rae as Head of People.

Nursing Practice: The Intersection of Art and Science

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, August 01, 2019.

Healthcare’s shift from an episodic to a wellness model of care finally places patients where they should be—at the center of care. As current movements aim to elevate the patient experience, nurses play an important role as the front-line professionals who engage with patients most often.

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Clinicians in 139 Countries Turn to Wolters Kluwer’s UpToDate Advanced to Deliver High-Quality Care

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

Interactive pathways help clinicians reduce care variability, inappropriate testing and unnecessary antibiotic prescribing

WALTHAM, Mass. – July 11, 2019 – Wolters Kluwer, Health today announced that the use of UpToDate Advanced continues to grow significantly around the world since its release in February 2018. In 16 months, nearly 700 hospitals and health systems in 25 countries as well as 17,000 individual UpToDate subscribers in 139 countries have taken advantage of the interactive pathways to improve care.

The Transportation Effect In Healthcare: Improving Population Health Through Better Access To Care

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, July 03, 2019.

The buzz around social determinants of health (SDoH) is making waves across the healthcare industry. Linked to roughly 80 percent of overall health, stakeholders are increasingly embracing the opportunity of addressing SDoH in care management workflows.

 

SDoH are defined by Healthy People 2020 as the “conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.” Essentially, these elements encompass the non-clinical factors that can promote or hinder a patient’s ability to fully comply with care plans.

 

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Seven Macro Trends Impacting Today’s Nurse Leaders

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Nurses are the largest and most trusted group of healthcare professionals in the world today. Individually and collectively, they play a greater role in care delivery than ever before. As this group of professionals support and care for people during some of the most significant moments in their lives, nurses constantly endeavor to bridge the gap between science and art to positively impact patient outcomes.

 

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Wolters Kluwer Study Finds Medical Students Spending More on Mobile & Online Board Review Prep for Licensing Exams

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

With students relying more on test prep sites and apps, Firecracker taps AI to deliver higher exam scores

Medical students increased their investment in information and educational resources by 14% in 2018, with approximately 60% of those dollars going toward board review and preparatory support, according to a survey of American Medical Student Association (AMSA) members. The survey, conducted in coordination with Wolters Kluwer, Health, also found that more than half of medical students rank online question banks such as those in the company’s AI-powered Firecracker® solution among their top three tools for course study. 

 

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Wolters Kluwer Study Finds Medical Students Spending More on Mobile & Online Board Review Prep for Licensing Exams

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

With students relying more on test prep sites and apps, Firecracker taps AI to deliver higher exam scores

June 26, 2019 – Medical students increased their investment in information and educational resources by 14% in 2018, with approximately 60% of those dollars going toward board review and preparatory support, according to a survey of American Medical Student Association (AMSA) members. The survey, conducted in coordination with Wolters Kluwer, Health, also found that more than half of medical students rank online question banks such as those in the company’s AI-powered Firecracker® solution among their top three tools for course study.