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Managing Complex ACO Data Requirements

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

Managing the data needs within accountable care organizations (ACOs) is anything but business as usual. First, many of the quality and performance measures required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are more holistic quality-outcome measures, and are therefore relatively new concepts for hospitals and physician groups. Second, the data and information exchange requirements to effectively manage risk and quality outcomes within an ACO are extremely complex.

Executive Insight»

HealthPlan Services Appoints Kristin Baca as COO

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, May 14, 2012.

TAMPA, Fla. – May 14, 2012 – HealthPlan Services (HPS), the nation’s leading technology and administrative services provider for the insurance and managed care markets, has appointed Kristin Baca as its Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Arizona Taps Mosaica Partners to Update Health Information Exchange Plans

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, May 14, 2012.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – May 14, 2012 – Mosaica Partners, a nationally recognized health information consulting and advisory firm, has been selected to assist the State of Arizona in updating its health information exchange (HIE) strategic and operations plans.

Business, Clinical Research Successes Lead to Executive Transition at Heat Biologics

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, May 08, 2012.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – (May 8, 2012) – Heat Biologics, a clinical-stage immunotherapy company, and Colonial Technology Development Co., which grows and builds medical and technology companies, announced today that Taffy Williams, Ph.D., will transition from being Heat’s president to being its senior advisor. Heat CEO Jeffrey Wolf will take on the additional role of president from Williams, the founder of Colonial Technology who has helped guide Heat’s growth for the past four years.

CanDiag’s Early Breast Cancer Detection Focus Garners a $50,000 Win at Charlotte Venture Challenge

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, May 02, 2012.

The startup venture and UNC Charlotte spin-off has developed a simple blood test for early detection of breast cancer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – (May 2, 2012) – CanDiag, Inc., a spin-off of the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte focused on early-stage breast cancer detection, has been named the grand prize winner of the 2012 Charlotte Venture Challenge. CanDiag went head-to-head with 117 other startup companies for a prize pool of more than $100,000, including the $50,000 grand prize.

Emerging Care Models Require a New Approach to Interoperability, Information Exchange

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, May 02, 2012.

From accountable care organizations (ACOs) and patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) to the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative, emerging care models have upped the ante in terms of interoperability and information exchange. In particular, the need to better manage risk through improved care coordination and utilization management requires the ability to continuously track key quality and performance metrics and share information across a patient’s continuum of care.

Manatee-Sarasota Medical News»

ASC Leader to Know: Sean Benson of Provation Medical

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, April 26, 2012.

Sean Benson is the co-founder and vice president of innovation and clinical solutions at ProVation Medical, formerly known as cMore Medical Solutions. Mr. Benson started the company with his co-founders in 1994, focusing on offering healthcare providers efficient and innovative healthcare software solutions such as procedure documentation and coding. Since the group's inception, Mr. Benson has played a critical role in research and development, product management, sales and marketing, business development and client services for ProVation. His leadership and business expertise has helped the company grow to 150 employees.

Becker's ASC Review»

HealthPlan Holdings Appoints Stephen Saft as CFO, CAO

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, April 03, 2012.

TAMPA, Fla. – April 3, 2012 – HealthPlan Holdings, Inc. (HealthPlan), a leading provider of outsourced solutions to insurers in the individual, fully insured group, union trust and voluntary benefits markets, has appointed Stephen Saft as its CFO and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). In this role, Saft will manage the overall financial and accounting functions for the company’s business lines and lead all corporate administrative services.

MedHOK Earns 2012 P4P Software Certification for 360Measures®

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, April 03, 2012.

TAMPA, Fla. – (April 3, 2012) – MedHOK, one of the healthcare industry’s fastest-growing software companies, announced today that it has achieved Pay for Performance (P4P) certification for 360Measures®, version 2.55. The software, which tested successfully on all Integrated Healthcare Association’s (IHA’s) California P4P measures, also holds full National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) 2012 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) certification.

Drug info at your fingertips

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

Facts & Comparisons eAnswers Mobile provides smartphone users with authoritative answers to drug information questions. The app, which combines industry-leading content from Facts & Comparisons eAnswers and Lexicomp, is available for iPhone and Android smartphones. This interactive resource helps practitioners ensure the safety and accuracy of therapeutic decision making through quick and easy mobile access to independently reviewed and researched drug information.

Health Management Technology»

World-Class Academic Medical Center Selects ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support for Electronic, Evidence-based Order Set Solution

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, March 29, 2012.

Minneapolis, MN — (March 29, 2012) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Duke University Health System has selected ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support as its electronic order sets solution.

HealthPlan Services Launches Benefits Hub

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

All-inclusive insurance agency provides the products, services and support agents need to succeed in today’s evolving insurance market

TAMPA, Fla. – March 27, 2012 – HealthPlan Services (HPS), the nation’s leading technology and administrative services provider for the insurance and managed care markets, announced today the launch of Benefits Hub, an all-inclusive insurance agency designed to help agents expand sales opportunities for rapid business growth.

Health Information Exchange Formation Guide Named HIMSS Book of the Year

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – March 21, 2012 – The Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) has named The Health Information Exchange Formation Guide its 2011 Book of the Year.

Ensuring Effective Isolation Management

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, March 16, 2012.

An effective isolation management strategy is directly linked to the rapid identification of ‘isolation’ patients and includes timely and efficient cohorting, such as assigning two patients with MRSA to the same room, as well as 24/7 real-time communication of this information throughout the hospital. By closing information gaps related to isolation patients, hospitals are able to maximize efficiency of inpatient flow.

The Clinical Services Journal»

MedHOK Enhances Quality Improvement Initiatives for Simply Healthcare

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, March 05, 2012.

MedHOK recently announced that Simple Healthcare, a Florida-based HMO, has deployed its MedHOK platform for optimizing its quality improvement initiatives. By deploying this innovative and integrated care management platform, Simply Healthcare has enhanced its capability to improve quality outcomes and bring down costs for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

HealthTech Zone»