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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»

Wolters Kluwer Talks Order Sets for CDS

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, March 02, 2012.

As providers prepare for the shift from fee for service to a payment model that’s based more on performance, they’re turning to tech that can help with clinical decision support (CDS), or software that can help guide them toward determining a patient’s diagnosis. Information services company Wolters Kluwer has a health division that created a CDS tool called ProVation Order Sets. Here’s Vice President of Clinical Development and Informatics-Clinical Solutions for ProVation Medical Dr. Steve Claypool at HIMSS12 to explain. You’ll also hear from Dr. Michael West of ThedaCare, a seven-hospital system in Wisconsin, and he’ll talk about why ThedaCare chose to implement ProVation’s order sets.

Health 2.0 News»

Clearing the Air Around Cloud Computing

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, March 01, 2012.

Before cloud computing, there was software-as-a-service computing, which was a lot like its predecessor the application service provider model, which bore many similarities to remotely-hosted apps, which was akin to its predecessor, Web-based computing.

Health Data Management»

Which Way for Data Exchanges?

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, March 01, 2012.

John Norenberg, vice president of physician services for Chicago-based Advocate Health Care, faces a common industry dilemma-from the health system perspective at least. "We need to exchange data with affiliated physicians," he says. "And we need to do it in a way that's very flexible." Advocate's physician network is broad-with nearly 5,000 doctors admitting to Advocate's 12 hospitals, which run a Cerner inpatient electronic health record.

Health Data Management»

EHR Certification Proposal Stresses Interoperability

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, March 01, 2012.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted its Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for 2014 certification of electronic health record (EHR) technology. While the NPRM supports CMS' proposed Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements in many different ways, its most important objective—and the linchpin of MU Stage 2 as well—is to increase the ability of EHRs to communicate with one another.

Information Week Healthcare»

5 tips for getting involved in health information exchanges

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.

Simply Healthcare Selects MedHOK to Enhance Quality Improvement Initiatives

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, February 28, 2012.

TAMPA, Fla. – Feb. 28, 2012 – MedHOK, one of the healthcare industry’s fastest growing companies providing cloud-based software, announced today that Simply Healthcare will deploy its integrated care management, quality and compliance platform to proactively enhance its quality improvement initiatives. In doing so, Simply Healthcare is well positioned to respond to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) efforts to enhance quality outcomes and reduce costs. MedHOK, which offers fully NCQA certified software for HEDIS®, has more than 15 million live in production and is on track to reach 30 million within the year, making it one of the healthcare industry’s leading software companies.

Taming the Master Patient Index Management Tiger

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, February 27, 2012.

Sharon Regional Health System faced a dilemma after completing a comprehensive master patient index cleanup in preparation for its new electronic health record system. While the cleanup had eliminated existing duplicate records from the system, limited internal resources and manual processes meant that maintaining a clean MPI would be an ongoing challenge — one shared by many facilities.

Becker's Hospital Review»

Governance + Technology = Advancing Evidence-Based Medicine

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, February 27, 2012.

The use of point-of-care decision support technology in hospitals is key to successfully accelerating the adoption of clinical best practices. Physician champions and hospital executives have realized that without a fast and reliable way of standardizing care to support use of the latest evidence, the potential for raising the bar on quality initiatives is minimized at best.

Executive Insight»

Tracking Quality Measures

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, February 14, 2012.

National quality initiatives are raising the bar on performance. Are specialty centers ready?

The quality agenda in gastroenterology has gained new momentum in recent years. As the specialty pursues improved quality, better patient outcomes and lower cost of care, endoscopy centers are under increased pressure to track, report and benchmark key quality and performance measures.

Executive Insight»

MedHOK Appoints David Butterworth as Senior Vice President of Business Development

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, February 13, 2012.

TAMPA, Fla. – Feb. 13, 2012 – MedHOK, one of the healthcare industry’s fastest-growing companies providing cloud-based software, announced today the appointment of David Butterworth, CPA, as senior vice president of business development. MedHOK, which offers fully NCQA certified software for HEDIS, has more than 15 million lives in production and is on track to reach 30 million within the year, making it one of the healthcare industry’s leading software companies.

MedHOK Named Finalist for the BizTech Innovation of the Year Award

Posted in Press Releases on Friday, February 10, 2012.

TAMPA, Fla. – Feb. 10, 2012 – MedHOK, one of the healthcare industry’s fastest-growing companies providing cloud-based software, has been named a finalist for the 2012 BizTech Innovation of the Year Award. The company’s integrated care management, quality and compliance platform enables healthcare organizations to close care gaps, comply with federal and state regulations, enhance care management and improve Star, HEDIS® and other quality scores. MedHOK, which offers fully NCQA certified software for HEDIS, has more than 15 million lives in production and is on track to reach 30 million within the year, making it one of leading healthcare software companies.

CardFlex, Tay Two Co. Sign Letter of Intent to Develop Prepaid Debit Card for the Japanese Market

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

COSTA MESA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2012) — CardFlex Inc. and Tokyo-based Tay Two Co. announced today an agreement to explore development of a CardFlex-branded prepaid debit card program in Japan.

GIQuIC Readiness: Equipping Endoscopy Centers to Maximize the Potential of National Quality Initiatives

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, February 06, 2012.

It's a new day for quality reporting in ambulatory surgery centers. Many have already recognized the benefits and are engaged in tracking and improving performance indicators. For the others, reality is about to arrive as federal regulations take effect that now up the ante for all ASCs.

Becker's ASC Review»