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Smart EMRs & CDS

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, May 29, 2013.

The following video embed is from an interview with Sean Benson and Andre L’Heureux from Wolters Kluwer Health.The two discuss the gap or white space between EMR software and what clinicians want them to do. They also talk about the challenge of integrating EMR with CDS systems and what what EMR vendors could do to make the Smart EMR of the future possible. Their answer was quite interesting. Finally, they wrapped up the conversation with a look at the WKH Innovation Lab’s sepsis project.

EMR & HIPAA»

Southpoint Surgery Center Selects ProVation Medical Software for Procedure Documentation, Electronic Health Records

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — (May 29, 2013) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Southpoint Surgery Center has selected its ProVation® MD software for gastroenterology procedure documentation and coding and its ProVation® MultiCaregiver as its electronic health record (EHR) and patient charting solution.

ICD-10: Beyond IT and HIM

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, May 17, 2013.

For many hospitals and health networks, the transition to ICD-10 is the single greatest challenge in the current healthcare landscape, trumping both the formation of accountable care organizations (ACOs) and Meaningful Use compliance in terms of scope and reach. That is primarily because, unlike these other programs, the transition to ICD-10 is mandatory.

ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals»

UpToDate Recognized as 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate for Global Health Initiative

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, May 16, 2013.

UpToDate Recognized as 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate for Global Health Initiative

Waltham, Mass. – (May 16, 2013) – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that its clinical decision support resource, UpToDate® has been named by IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program as a 2013 Laureate for its Global Health Initiative. 

Structuring for the Future of Clinical Decision Support (CDS)

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, May 10, 2013.

Clinical decision support tools (CDS) play an increasingly critical role in a healthcare organization’s overarching strategy to comply with federal incentive programs and succeed within the quality- and performance-based reimbursement landscape currently unfolding. When effectively aligned with physician documentation practices at the point of care, these tools can have a powerful impact on error reduction, the standardization of evidence-based practices, quality of care and ultimately saving lives.

Hospital EMR & EHR»

SCL Health System Selects Health Language to Streamline ICD-10 Conversion

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, May 07, 2013.

DENVER, CO (May 7, 2013) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that SCL Health System (SCLHS) has selected its Health Language® software as part of SCLHS’s strategic roadmap to ICD-10 implementation. The Leap I-10 solution will be leveraged to help the 2,250-bed health system mitigate financial risk, improve clinical documentation and streamline conversion to meet the Oct. 1, 2014 deadline of the new clinical coding system.

Navigating the Clinical Knowledge Management Challenge

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

The volume of complex clinical information being collected by hospitals and health systems has exploded in recent years, as have the types of clinical decision support (CDS) tools that use this information to drive clinical improvement. From order sets and care plans to prescribing guidance and CDS rules, healthcare organizations today bear the responsibility of ensuring the clinical knowledge they have amassed is properly delivered and properly maintained.

Executive Insight»

Just Associates Named Finalist for Colorado Companies to Watch Award

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – April 30, 2013 – Just Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in data integrity and data quality solutions for healthcare organizations, joins a select group of Colorado companies recognized as finalists for the prestigious Colorado Companies to Watch award. This selection acknowledges the firm’s success as represented by significant and sustained growth and its contribution to business development in the state.

CueScript Becomes VUCAHealth, Announces Advisory Board

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

LAKE MARY, Fla. – (April 30, 2013) – To more accurately reflect its evolving portfolio of services and markets served, CueScript has been renamed VUCAHealth. The company, which provides patient engagement solutions including on-demand prescription-specific videos and other value-added services, also announced the formation of an Advisory Board to guide future growth.

Methodist Health System Selects ProVation Medical Software for Documentation and Coding

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — (April 30, 2013) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Methodist Health System has selected its ProVation® Medical software for gastroenterology procedure documentation and coding.

Jumpstarting an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, April 29, 2013.

The threat of increased incidence of antibiotic-resistant strains is well understood in the healthcare industry, creating urgency to combat antimicrobial resistance on the local, regional and national levels. For many, the effort begins with the introduction of an antimicrobial stewardship program, an investment of resources that many healthcare experts believe can deliver benefits that far outweigh the cost.

Becker's Clinical Quality & Infection Control»

Fisher-Titus Medical Center Selects ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support

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

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 24, 2012) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Fisher-Titus Medical Center has selected its ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, software as its electronic order set solution.

Technology and patient engagement- an exclusive interview with Steve Rhodes

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

I recently had the opportunity to discuss the state of healthcare technology in the US with Steve Rhodes, President and CEO of Physician’s Trust. Steve shared his thoughts on healthcare’s current standing, why some institutions need more time to adopt the proper technology, and what needs to be done to set the country on the proper path to healthcare reform.

Engage Healthcare Today»

HealthPlan Services Launches MyConsumerLink

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

Fully customizable private exchange platform helps agents and affinity groups address the complexities of deploying and managing a private exchange

TAMPA, Fla. – April 17, 2013 – HealthPlan Services (HPS), the nation’s leading technology, sales, retention and administrative services provider for the insurance and managed care markets, announced today the launch of MyConsumerLinkSM, a comprehensive, turn-key private exchange marketplace designed to help agents and affinity groups retain and grow business. As consumers begin to take ownership of health plan purchases, industry estimates suggest that as many as 45 million people will use public and private exchanges by 2020.

Rx30 to Leverage MedsOnCue to Provide On-Demand Prescription-Specific Videos, Patient Engagement Services to Thousands of Independent Pharmacies

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

LAKE MARY, Fla. – (April 16, 2013) – CueScript, which provides patient engagement solutions that deliver on-demand prescription-specific videos and other value-added services designed to engage patients and strengthen customer relationships, announced today that Rx30, the leader in independent pharmacy management software, will distribute the innovative MedsOnCue solution to its client base of thousands of community pharmacies.