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Hardin Memorial Hospital to Implement ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, June 20, 2011.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – June 20, 2011 – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Hardin Memorial Hospital has selected ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, as the organization’s electronic order set solution.

HealthPlan Services Appoints Michael Buda as Chief Human Resources Officer

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, June 20, 2011.

TAMPA, Fla. – June 20, 2011 – HealthPlan Services (HPS), the nation’s leading technology and administrative services provider for the insurance and managed care markets, has appointed Michael Buda, Esq., PhD, as executive vice president and chief human resources officer. In this role, he will manage development and deployment of the organization’s human resource policies, procedures and strategies.

5 Things Surgery Centers Need to Know About Meaningful Use and the 50% Rule

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, June 16, 2011.

The march towards meaningful use (MU) has created a sense of urgency within the physician community to adopt EHRs for their offices — as it should. Hospitals and eligible professionals (EPs), which include physicians, began attestation for MU incentive payments on April 18, and the first payments were issued in May.

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Moses Cone Health System to Deploy ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, June 14, 2011.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN –June 14, 2011– Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Moses Cone Health System has selected ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, as the electronic order set solution for the five-hospital health system.

Mosaica Partners’ Laura Kolkman Named as HIMSS Fellow

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, June 13, 2011.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – (June 13, 2011) – Laura Kolkman, founder and president of Mosaica Partners, a nationally recognized health information exchange (HIE) consulting firm, has been selected as a Fellow of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Wolters Kluwer Health Releases ProVation® MD Query Tool for Streamlined GIQuIC Submission

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, June 07, 2011.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN —June 7, 2011— Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today the release of a query tool that streamlines the collection of quality data for the GI Quality Improvement Consortium Ltd. (GIQuIC) benchmarking initiative. Part of ProVation® MD for gastroenterology (GI) procedure documentation and coding, the query tool also allows for easy collection of data in an approved format that can then be submitted to GIQuIC.

Eliminating Duplicate Records to Achieve Meaningful Use

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, June 07, 2011.

The new buzzword in healthcare technology, meaningful use plays an important role in a hospital’s ability to qualify for incentive funds under The Health InformationTechnology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. With payments starting at $4 million for hospitals that qualify under both Medicare and Medicaid programs, hospitals are eager to comply with meaningful use criteria. However, a high volume of duplicate records may hinder a hospital’s ability to do so.

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Sol Barer, Ph.D., Joins Heat Biologics’ Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, June 02, 2011.

Former Celgene CEO will help guide Heat Biologics’ development of immunotherapy drugs to combat cancers and other disorders

MIAMI – (June 2, 2011) – Heat Biologics, a clinical-stage immunotherapy company, announced the appointment of Sol J. Barer, Ph.D., to its Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board. Dr. Barer joins the board’s five internationally known experts in the fields of immunology and immunotherapy and will advise Heat Biologics on current and future research and clinical testing.

The University of Texas Medical Branch to Implement ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, June 02, 2011.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN –Jun 2, 2011 – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that The University of Texas Medical Branch has selected ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, as the health system’s electronic order set solution.

Beneficiary Assignment, Data Sharing Opt Out Raise Red Flags

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, May 31, 2011.

The highly anticipated proposed rules for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) were released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on March 31, 2011. The hefty document — nearly 500 pages of potential regulatory structure — was open to public comment through the end of May.

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Oklahoma Surgicare Selects ProVation Medical Software for Procedure Documentation and Coding

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, May 25, 2011.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN —May 25, 2011— Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Oklahoma Surgicare has selected its ProVation® MD software for gastroenterology procedure documentation and coding.

The Advent of ACOs

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, May 23, 2011.

Many of the issues facing the healthcare system relate to controlling costs while improving quality. Enter accountable care organizations (ACOs), coordinated systems of collaboration designed to closely connect groups of providers willing to take responsibility for improving overall health status, care efficiency, and the experiences of a defined patient population.

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Electronic Patient Surveillance Systems

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

Electronic infection surveillance reduces LOS and diversion of patients to competitor hospitals.

Effective inpatient throughput is essential in managing length of stay (LOS), avoiding diversion of patients to competing hospitals and achieving stellar patient satisfaction scores. One area that is sometimes overlooked in the broader content of patient flow or throughput, but which deeply impacts the movement of patients throughout the facility, is isolation management.

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Sonoma Valley Hospital to Implement ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, May 16, 2011.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN –May 16, 2011 – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Sonoma Valley Hospital has selected ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, as the facility’s electronic order set solution.

Transitioning to ICD-10: Continued Procrastination May Put Practices in Financial Jeopardy

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, May 13, 2011.

It is no secret that, by October 2013, all physicians, hospitals and payers must have made the switch from ICD-9 to the greatly expanded ICD-10 diagnosis code set. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized this decision back in January 2009.

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