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Physicians’ Push to Secure EHR Incentive Funds Drives Significant Growth for Doctors Administrative Solutions

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, May 11, 2011.

TAMPA, Fla. – (May 11, 2011) – Bucking the depressed hiring rate and economic struggles that continue to plague other industries and businesses across the Tampa Bay region, Doctors Administrative Solutions (DAS) announced the addition of 10 new team members and 22 practices representing approximately 250 physicians. The additions top off six months of rapid growth for DAS (www.Dr-Solutions.com), driven by expanding interest in securing incentive funds for the deployment of certified electronic health record (EHR) systems.

Moore Regional Hospital Selects ProVation Medical Software for Procedure Documentation and Coding

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, May 11, 2011.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — May 11, 2011— Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Moore Regional Hospital has selected its ProVation® MD software for gastroenterology procedure documentation and coding.

Maury Regional Medical Center to Implement ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, May 04, 2011.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – May 4, 2011 – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Maury Regional Medical Center has selected ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, as the facility’s electronic order set solution.

Wake Endoscopy Center Selects ProVation Medical Software for Procedure Documentation and Coding, Electronic Health Records

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, April 28, 2011.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – April 28, 2011– Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that the Wake Endoscopy Center LLC has selected its ProVation® MD software for gastroenterology procedure documentation and coding and its ProVation® EHR electronic health record and patient charting solution.

Wolters Kluwer Health to Acquire Lexi-Comp

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

Wolters Kluwer Health, a Philadelphia-based provider of information and business intelligence for professionals, students and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Lexi-Comp Inc., a Hudson, Ohio-based provider of drug information and clinical content for pharmacists and clinicians. The acquisition is the latest in a series of strategic acquisitions Wolters Kluwer Health has made in its Clinical Solutions business as part of the company's strong focus on serving the point-of-care segment.

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Wolters Kluwer to Buy Lexi-Comp

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

Medical content and educational services firm Wolters Kluwer Health will acquire Lexi-Comp Inc., a vendor of point-of-care drug clinical decision support software for hospital pharmacists and clinicians. Acquisition terms were not disclosed.

HealthData Management»

Wolters Kluwer Health to acquire Lexi-Comp

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

Philadelphia-based Wolters Kluwer Health has entered into an agreement to acquire Lexi-Comp, a drug information and clinical content provider based in Hudson, Ohio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Overcoming ICD-10 Physician Documentation Challenges: Q&A With Dr. Steve Claypool and Allison Errickson of ProVation Medical

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

Steve Claypool, MD, is vice president of clinical development and informatics, and Allison Errickson, CPC-H, is director of coding compliance and content, Clinical Solutions Division, for ProVation Medical.

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HealthPlan Services Taps James Vertino as CIO

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, April 21, 2011.

TAMPA, Fla. – April 21, 2011 – HealthPlan Services (HPS), the nation’s leading technology and administrative services provider for the insurance and managed care markets, has appointed James Vertino as chief information officer (CIO) and executive vice president of technology.

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

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, April 18, 2011.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN –April 18, 2011 – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Nathan Littauer Hospital has selected ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, as the hospital’s electronic order set solution.

CardFlex Sponsors American Camp Association Southern California/Hawaii Spring Leadership Conference

Posted in Press Releases on Friday, April 15, 2011.

COSTA MESA, Calif. – (April, 15, 2011) – As part of its commitment to providing children with positive influences beyond the classroom, CardFlex, Inc., a financial services and payment solution company, is sponsoring the American Camp Association (ACA) Southern California/Hawaii Spring Leadership Conference, which will take place in Palm Springs, Calif., April 12-15. The company also sponsored the ACA National Conference, which took place in San Diego in February.

Economy, technology altering healthcare job demand

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, April 14, 2011.

After two decades of critical nurse and physician shortages, an economic climate of high unemployment would seem to be the antidote for the healthcare sector. Yet those same economic forces are preventing hospitals and health centers from hiring enough people to satisfy demand, labor specialists say.

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Advanced Endoscopy & Surgical Center Selects ProVation Medical Software for Procedure Documentation and Coding

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, April 13, 2011.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — April 13, 2011— Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Advanced Endoscopy & Surgical Center has selected its ProVation® MD software for gastroenterology procedure documentation and coding.

Decision Support: A Foundation for Success

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, April 11, 2011.

Clinical decision-support systems can lay the groundwork for better and safer care, but the process requires plenty of heavy lifting prior to implementation

Besides requiring computerized physician order entry (CPOE), meaningful use criteria specify that providers who want to qualify for federal financial incentives implement clinical decision support (CDS) in the form of drug-drug, drug-allergy, and drug-formulary checks as well as five CDS rules relevant to specialty or high clinical priority, including rules for diagnostic test ordering. Providers will also need to demonstrate the ability to track compliance with those rules.

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Q&A: The good, bad, and otherwise of ACO regs

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, April 05, 2011.

On April 1, the Department of Health and Human Services released the much-anticipated ACO (accountable care organization) guidelines – to a degree of hype that one health IT executive said “could begin the redefinition of our nation’s healthcare system.” Along with such glowing remarks, however, are a handful of shortcomings that others would like to see addressed.

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