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Heat Biologics to Present at Rodman & Renshaw 13th Annual Healthcare Conference

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, August 29, 2011.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – (Aug. 29, 2011) – Heat Biologics, a clinical-stage immunotherapy company, announced today that it will be a presenting company at the Rodman & Renshaw 13th Annual Healthcare Conference, taking place in New York City, Sept. 11-13, 2011.

MedHOK, NYCHSRO/MedReview Enter Strategic Alliance to Provide Health Plans with an End-to-End Solution to Improve HEDIS® Scores

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.

MedHOK’s NCQA-Certified 360Measures® combined with NYCHSRO/MedReview’s comprehensive chart review services provide holistic solution for improving HEDIS® scores

TAMPA, Fla. – (Aug. 24, 2011) – MedHOK (www.medhok.com), a leading provider of cloud-based quality, care management and compliance software to the healthcare industry, announced today that it has entered into a strategic alliance with New York County Health Services Review Organization (NYCHSRO)/MedReview.  This alliance will provide health plan clients with a comprehensive solution that combines advanced integrated technologies with hands-on chart review to drive measurable improvements in HEDIS® scores.

Leveraging Clinical Decision Support

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.

CDS tools help accelerate adoption of evidence into clinical practice

By applying the best available evidence gained from accepted scientific methodology to clinical decision-making, the practice of evidence-based medicine generates measurable improvements in the quality and safety of care. Gains in either area can be traced to improved costs, due in particular to the elimination of expenses associated with errors and other adverse events.

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Alliance aims to help health plans improve quality

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.

MedHOK, which develops cloud-based care management and compliance software, has partnered with New York County Health Services Review Organization (NYCHSRO)/MedReview to help health plans drive improvements in their HEDIS scores.

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Specificity to the Extreme: As ICD-10 deadlines Draw Closer, Is Your Organization Ready for the Good, the Bad … and the Offbeat?

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.

Chances are that most healthcare organizations will be able to raise the bar on current documentation practices high enough to support coding for suture of an artery under ICD-10—even though the possible codes expand from just one under ICD-9 to more than 180 under the new code set. But what if a patient walked into a lamp post (W22.02xA) or was bitten by a sea lion (W56.11xA)? What if the patient was burned by a flaming jet ski (V91.07 xA) or suffers from inadequate sleep hygiene (Z72.821)?

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HealthPlan Holdings, Inc. Acquires Zenith Administrators

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, August 22, 2011.

Acquisition Creates Leading Third-Party Administrator of Benefits to Taft-Hartley Trust Funds, State and Municipal Plans

TAMPA, Fla. – August 22, 2011 – HealthPlan Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of outsourced solutions to insurers in the individual, union trust and voluntary benefits markets, announced today that it has acquired Zenith Administrators, Inc.  The company will merge Zenith with its subsidiary, American Benefit Plan Administrators, Inc. (ABPA).  The combination creates a leading national third-party administrator of health care, retirement and other benefits to Taft-Hartley trust funds, and state and municipal plans.

Samaritan Medical Center to Deploy ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, August 22, 2011.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Aug 22, 2011 – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Samaritan Medical Center has selected ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, as the organization’s electronic order set solution.

MedHOK’s 360Quality® Delivers the Tools Health Plans Need to Achieve CMS 5-Star Quality Rating, Qualify for Continuous Enrollments

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, August 18, 2011.

Software allows users to monitor and improve data to achieve and maintain CMS 5-Star Rating, benefit from special election period, continuous enrollments

TAMPA, Fla. – (August 18, 2011) – MedHOK (www.medhok.com) announced today that its 360Quality® software, which seamlessly integrates patient information in real-time across the healthcare continuum, can help health plans achieve 5-Star Quality ratings and qualify for a special election period beginning in 2012.

Successfully Navigating a CPOE Strategy: Leveraging Technological Advancement to Efficiently Deploy Evidence-Based Order Sets

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, August 17, 2011.

In today's healthcare climate, CPOE can no longer be a long-range strategy that healthcare organizations hope to achieve at a leisurely pace that fits in neatly with available resources and workflows. As meaningful use deadlines loom on the horizon, a sense of urgency exists to rapidly deploy a successful CPOE strategy that will be adopted for the long-term and will set the stage for the next phase of MU.

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Just Associates Appoints Deborah Burnett CIO

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, August 10, 2011.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Aug. 10, 2011 – 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 and health IT markets, has appointed Deborah Burnett as its Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Aultman Hospital to Deploy ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, August 08, 2011.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Aug 8, 2011 – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Aultman Hospital has selected ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, as the hospital’s electronic order set solution.

Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Selects ProVation® Medical Software for Procedure Documentation and Coding

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 02, 2011.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — August 2, 2011 — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital has selected its ProVation® MD software for gastroenterology procedure documentation and coding.

CardFlex to Provide Comprehensive Merchant Processing, Banking Services to Tabulous Cloud Mobile Device and Tablet Customers

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, August 01, 2011.

COSTA MESA, Calif. – (Aug. 1, 2011) – CardFlex, Inc., a financial services and payment solutions company, announced today that its merchant services will be integrated into Tabulous tablets, providing qualified customers with instant, anywhere access to credit card processing.

Governance first, technology second to effective CPOE deployment

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, August 01, 2011.

Rapid development of order sets provides the foundation for CPOE, but healthcare organizations first need an effective governance plan built around clinician workflow.

The computerized physician order entry (CPOE) race is fully underway as the clock ticks for healthcare organizations to meet meaningful-use deadline requirements. And while choosing the right technology is an essential component to best-practice deployment of CPOE, it’s important that a critical first step to creating a foundation for long-term success is not missed – the creation of a solid governance plan built around clinician workflows.

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HealthPlan Services Launches LinksSM Suite of Services to Address Carriers’ Operational Needs

Posted in Press Releases on Friday, July 29, 2011.

TAMPA, Fla. – July 29, 2011 – HealthPlan Services (HPS), the nation’s leading technology and administrative services provider for the insurance and managed care markets, announced today the launch of LinksSM, a suite of services designed to address the operational needs of individual, small group, voluntary and association plan providers.