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The Evidence-Based Care Plan

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

Evidence-based practice (EBP), a vital aspect of core measures performance and initiatives rolling out under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, has been demonstrated to improve care quality, enhance patient safety and reduce costs related to errors and adverse events.

 

Advance Healthcare»

Health-monitoring tech firm Healthsense raises $4.3M

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 02, 2013.

Healthsense, a maker of in-home health-monitoring systems, has raised $4.3 million in capital, according to a regulatory filing.

 

Minneapolis- St. Paul Business Journal»

The Physician's Conundrum: Too Much Information, Too Little Time

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 02, 2013.

Recent articles have drawn attention to two serious physician stressors: (1) the overwhelming volume of rapidly changing medical evidence that physicians are expected to apply to clinical practice and (2) the relentless pressure to see more patients in less time.

 

Phys Biz Tech»

How ThedaCare integrated CDS into its EHR

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 02, 2013.

For most healthcare organizations and physicians, the bigger picture of the health IT movement is beginning to come into focus. As multiple federal initiatives continue to unfold in tandem, the synergy behind everything from meaningful use to value-based purchasing is influencing two primary goals: higher quality and lower costs.

 

Gevernment Health IT»

Investing in Mobile Technology a Must for Senior Living

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 02, 2013.

Senior living providers are actively seeking ways to make sure employees can provide residents the best care in the most efficient way possible, and they’re finding equipping front-line staff with mobile technology is essential to achieve that sweet spot.

 

Senior Housing News»

LOINC: Five Things Provider Organizations Need to Know

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 02, 2013.

Most healthcare professionals are familiar with CPT, HCPCS and ICD-9/ICD-10 codes and understand their roles in meeting Meaningful Use and coding requirements. But what about the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC®)? LOINC is a code system for identifying laboratory and clinical observations that has only recently gained greater visibility in healthcare organizations.

 

Advance Healthcare»

Heat Biologics Has Upped the Ante for its IPO

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 02, 2013.

Chapel Hill-based Heat Biologics has upped the amount of money it hopes to raise in an initial public offering of stock.

Separately, website IPOScoop.com is anticipating that Heat Biologics will price its shares after the market closes on July 24. That would mean that shares would start trading the following day.

 News Observer»

HIE Participation Doesn't Create Test Savings, Study Says

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 02, 2013.

The use of health information exchanges (HIEs) in ambulatory care is unlikely to produce significant cost savings through reductions in rates of testing, a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) concludes. But the researchers emphasized that there may be other economic benefits of HIE from "downstream outcomes of better informed, higher quality care."

 

Information Week»

CIO: Pay Physician Testers, Accelerate CPOE Meaningful Use Compliance

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 02, 2013.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Ed Ricks, CIO at Beaufort (S.C.) Memorial Hospital, has one piece of advice for his peers struggling to get computerized physician order entry systems online to enable CPOE meaningful use compliance: Pay a group of physicians to test the system before you roll it out in your facility.

 

Search Health IT»

Stop Losing Revenue From 5 Common ASC Billing Mistakes

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, August 02, 2013.

Here are five common mistakes made in ambulatory surgery centers that result in increased denials and decreased revenue.

 

Becker's ASC Review»

No Internet? No problem: Ensuring Access to Clinical Decision Support Even When Internet is Spotty or Nonexistent

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, August 01, 2013.

Studies have found that two out of three clinical encounters generate a question, yet only 40 percent of those questions are answered. If they were all addressed, it could change up to eight management decisions each day – a clinically significant impact.

 

Health Management Technology»

HealthPlan ServicesSM Enhances ServiceLinkSM with Innovative Customer Support Portal

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, August 01, 2013.

TAMPA, Fla. – (Aug. 1, 2013) – HealthPlan ServicesSM (HPS), the nation’s leading technology, sales, retention and administrative services provider for the insurance and managed care markets, announced today the release of ServiceLinkSM Portal v2.0, designed to increase member satisfaction and retention by enhancing the customer support experience.

Patients See Higher Bills After Doctors Sell Practices

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, August 01, 2013.

The doctor might be the same, but her bill's going to be higher.

A strong trend of hospitals buying up physicians practices as well as hospital mergers is threatening to also drive up costs to patients—at least in the short term.

 

CNBC»

A 'Do It Yourself' Approach to EMR Implementation

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, July 26, 2013.

My decision to transition Town & Country Pediatrics to a digital practice was influenced by the desire to increase patient safety, chart more efficiently, automate prescribing and billing processes, and enhance profitability. My practice is ineligible for meaningful use, therefore any increase in value would have to be realized from productivity enhancements, improved revenues and reduced costs rather than incentive funds.

PhysBizTech»

Denver Endoscopy Center Selects ProVation Medical Software For Documentation and Coding

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — (July 24, 2013) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that the Denver Endoscopy Center has selected its ProVation® Medical software for gastroenterology procedure documentation and coding.