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Medicare’s New Requirement for Evidence-based Order Sets

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, August 13, 2012.

In-house creation and maintenance of order sets by hospital staff just got a bit more challenging.

Without much fanfare, a small but significant change to Medicare’s Conditions of Participation (CoP) for hospitals went into effect in mid-July.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has decreed that Medicare-participating hospitals that use order sets, pre-printed or electronic standing orders and protocols for patient orders must ensure that they are consistent with nationally recognized and evidence-based guidelines and recommendations.

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Poudre Valley Hospital Selects ProVation® Medical Software for Gastroenterology Documentation and Coding

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 07, 2012.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Aug. 7, 2012 — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Poudre Valley Hospital has selected its ProVation® Medical Software for gastroenterology procedure documentation and coding in its GI labs.

Healthcare's "Big Data" Conundrum

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 07, 2012.

The quest for technological infrastructures that will support advanced clinical intelligence and elevate patient care

The noise on the healthcare regulatory front has been sending shockwaves through the industry for some time now, and the multitude of initiatives competing for resources will likely continue to absorb the C-Suite's time for the foreseeable future. As healthcare organizations clamor to keep up with new initiatives and stay ahead of the reimbursement curve, it is important that one of the principle goals behind the health IT movement remain at the forefront-the need to deploy infrastructures capable of driving meaningful improvements in patient outcomes.

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Windsor Health Group Selects MedHOK’s Single Platform for Care, Quality and Compliance for Clinical and Compliance Programs

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 07, 2012.

TAMPA, Fla. – August 7, 2012 – Windsor Health Group and MedHOK, one of the healthcare industry’s fastest growing software companies, announced today that Windsor’s Medicare Advantage business, Windsor Health Plan, Inc., will deploy MedHOK’s single platform for care, quality and compliance to proactively close care gaps, enhance care management, improve Star scores and ensure compliance.  In doing so, Windsor is positioning itself to succeed in the rapidly changing healthcare environment that is emphasizing care and quality outcomes.

Doctors Administrative Solutions Ranked the Region’s 13th Fastest-Growing Company by the Tampa Bay Business Journal

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, July 30, 2012.

Health IT firm makes the annual Fast 50 list for the third consecutive year

TAMPA, Fla. – (July 19, 2012) – Doctors Administrative Solutions (DAS) has been named to the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Fast 50 list for a third consecutive year. DAS ranked 13th on the annual list, which is comprised of the Tampa Bay region’s 50 fastest-growing privately held companies.

HIStalk Interviews Linda Peitzman MD, Wolters Kluwer Health

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, July 27, 2012.

Linda Peitzman MD is chief medical informatics officer of Wolters Kluwer Health.

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Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Selects ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

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

Legacy Health to Deploy ProVation® Medical Software for Documentation and Coding in Five Hospitals

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – July 10, 2012 - Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Legacy Health has selected its ProVation® Medical software for gastroenterology procedure documentation and coding in GI labs at five full-service Legacy hospitals.

Tracking metrics in the cloud

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, July 02, 2012.

Collection and reporting of key metrics are required by many emerging initiatives.

New care and reimbursement models are forcing healthcare organizations — physicians, hospitals and health plans — to step up their game when it comes to performance data. Collection and reporting of key metrics are required by many emerging initiatives, while several long-established programs are now embracing strong quality-enhancement strategies. Many are going so far as to link reimbursements and financial or other incentives to quality scores.

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HealthPlan Services Affirms its Strategy to Support Health Insurance Exchanges

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, June 28, 2012.

TAMPA, Fla. – June 28, 2012 – HealthPlan Services (HPS), the nation’s leading technology and administrative services provider for the insurance and managed care markets, affirms its Go-To-Exchange strategy in the wake of today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Go-To-Exchange provides comprehensive management of the administrative and technical needs of health plans participating in state exchanges. A critical technology component is ExchangeLink, which facilitates the technical connections necessary to link carriers to exchanges.

“HPS has been actively engaged with industry groups and State and Federal agencies to stay informed on the technology needs required for exchange connections. HPS will now move forward to complete the integration necessary to successfully administer the new members that purchase health insurance via the public exchanges,” said HPS Senior Vice President of Healthcare Reform Dennis Prysner.

“Our early actions and development of thought leadership around the complexities of exchange integration and QHP administration have positioned us as a leader in reform readiness. We look forward to working with our healthcare carrier partners as we prepare for open enrollment on Oct. 1, 2013,” said Jeff Bak, HPS President and CEO.

About HealthPlan Services

HealthPlan Services (HPS) is the largest independent provider of service and technology solutions to the insurance and managed care industry. Since 1970, HPS has offered customized administration and distribution services to insurers of individual, small group, voluntary and association plans, as well as valuable solutions to thousands of brokers and agents. HPS’ proprietary, scalable technology provides innovative consumer-facing solutions that are turnkey self-service tools for insurance carriers and distribution partners. HPS offers an ever-expanding array of services to a diverse and growing client base, and administers products that include medical (PPO, HMO, indemnity, consumer-driven), dental, vision, life, disability, cancer, critical illness, accident, long term care, limited medical, as well as various other ancillary insurance. HPS is committed to providing extraordinary service to its customers. HPS is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic private equity firm focused exclusively on healthcare. For more information about HPS, visit www.healthplan.com.

ProVation® Medical Achieves 1,000th Software Implementation Milestone

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

Essentia Health Selects ProVation MD Documentation and Coding Software for Gastroenterology and Pulmonary Services

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — June 27, 2012 — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Essentia Health has successfully implemented its ProVation® Medical Software to enhance workflow efficiencies and quality of care within its gastroenterology and pulmonary services. This deployment marks a significant milestone – the 1,000th implementation of the specialized documentation and coding solution.

Time for CMS to Get Prescriptive: Electronic Notes and Meaningful Use

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.

As the industry awaits the final rule for Stage 2 of electronic health records meaningful use, the ultimate success of Stage 2 may hinge on a requirement that was not even included in the proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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O’Bleness Memorial Hospital Selects ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, June 20, 2012.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN June 20, 2012— Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that O’Bleness Memorial Hospital has selected its ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, software as its electronic order set solution.

7 Steps to Reduce Hospital Pharmacy Costs Without Eliminating Staff

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.

Each year, hospital executives are faced with the same daunting task of finding ways to tighten the budget belt one more notch. It's a sign of the times against looming — and in some cases significant — reimbursement cuts from Medicare and a regulatory backdrop demanding more for less.

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Just Associates Celebrates a Decade of Mastering Patient Identity, Improving Data Integrity

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, June 18, 2012.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – June 18, 2012 – Just Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in data integrity and data quality solutions for healthcare organizations, is celebrating a decade of delivering to hospitals and healthcare organizations the innovative services and solutions that drive quality care by mastering patient identity and improving data integrity.