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Drug Information from Wolters Kluwer Relied on by 95% of U.S. News & World Report 2016-2017 Honor Roll Hospitals

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, August 25, 2016.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that its industry leading drug information solutions are relied upon by 95% of the nation’s top hospitals, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) on its 2016-2017 Best Hospitals Honor Roll. These eminent hospitals leverage evidence-based and fully referenced content, including dosing, precautions and alerts, preparations, and clinical practice guidelines, from the Clinical Drug Information unit of Wolters Kluwer to advance safe medication practices and reduce drug-related errors.

In Greater Chicago, Access Community Health Network Adopts Wolters Kluwer’s UpToDate to Reduce Disparities in Healthcare Quality

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that Access Community Health Network (ACCESS) has adopted UpToDate® Anywhere to help improve the quality of care provided to patients throughout greater Chicago. The evidence-based clinical decision support resource is accessible to clinicians on mobile devices and via the Epic electronic health record (EHR) system throughout Cook and DuPage counties.

Saudi Commission for Health Specialties Accredits UpToDate from Wolters Kluwer for Continuing Medical Education

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that UpToDate®, its evidence-based clinical decision support resource, is now accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) as a continuing medical education resource. Healthcare practitioners in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia can earn CME credits while using UpToDate to answer clinical questions.

Wolters Kluwer’s “UpToDate Talk” Quickly Becomes a Must-Listen Podcast for Clinicians around the World

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that clinicians worldwide are quickly adopting the innovative new clinical podcast, “UpToDate Talk” as a convenient way to keep up with new developments in medical research. First launched in December 2015, the podcast was featured on iTunes’ “New and Noteworthy” list for Science & Medicine, with the first five episodes streamed nearly 36,000 times in the first four months.

UpToDate MobileComplete from Wolters Kluwer Answers Doctors’ Questions—Even When They’re Offline

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today the release of UpToDate® MobileComplete™ for mobile enterprise users. With this new capability, users can download comprehensive clinical content from UpToDate to their mobile device for offline access. The announcement, made during the HIMSS16 Annual Conference & Exhibition, ensures UpToDate institutional customers always have offline access to trusted, evidence-based recommendations across iOS and Android devices, regardless of wi-fi and cellular network connectivity challenges.

KG Health Partners Unveils Data-Driven Instructional Series to Enhance LTC Facilities’ Performance on Quality Metrics Influenced by Podiatric and Wound Care

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

KG Health Partners, Inc. (KGHP), a leading mobile podiatric care provider serving Florida’s long-term care (LTC) facilities as a partner in the care continuum, introduced its Safety & Risk Prevention (S&RP) Process Improvement Plan (PIP) during the Florida Health Care Association Nurse Leadership Program, which took place June 1-3 in St. Pete Beach, Fla. The innovative physician-designed training program helps facilities improve performance on quality metrics influenced by podiatric and wound care by leveraging Guardian Solutions’ Amplefi care coordination platform, patient-assessment data from the facility’s EHR and evidence-based best practices from Milliman Care Guidelines to monitor, identify and tailor solutions to close safety and risk prevention gaps.

KG Health Partners, Inc. Launches New Website, Expands Mobile Podiatry Services for Long-term Care in Florida

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

KG Health Partners, Inc. (KGHP), a mobile, podiatric care provider serving Florida’s long-term care (LTC) facilities as a partner in the care continuum, today launched its newly redesigned website, www.kghp.net, unveiling its new logo and refreshed brand image. Designed for a user-friendly experience, the new website provides LTC professionals and patients with an easy-to-navigate overview of the company’s quality services for onsite treatment. It also introduces KGHP’s team of industry-leading podiatrists.

KG Health Partners, Inc. Announces Partnership with ClinicAnywhere to Deploy HealthFusion’s MediTouch Software

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

KG Health Partners, Inc. (KGHP), a leading mobile podiatric care provider serving Florida’s long-term care (LTC) facilities as a partner in the care continuum, today announced that it has partnered with ClinicAnywhere to deploy MediTouch® from HealthFusion® within its mobile podiatry practices. ClinicAnywhere, HealthFusion’s largest Platinum Partner, will also provide end-user training and ongoing support for KGHP practices using the cloud-based electronic health record and practice management (EHR/PM) software.

Wolters Kluwer Launches Zika Resource Portal Providing a Trusted Information Source for Evolving Clinical Knowledge on Rapidly Spreading Virus

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, has launched the Zika Resource Portal, a single point of access to trusted clinical knowledge and current information to help healthcare professionals worldwide stay up-to-date on the rapidly spreading virus. The portal provides complimentary access to leading evidence-based point of care clinical, learning and research solutions from Wolters Kluwer, as well as continuous updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).

A Weightier ICD-10 — Is the Industry Ready for the First Round of Updates?

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

The all-important transition to ICD-10 has come and gone, and early indicators suggest that the industry crossed the finish line satisfactorily. Years of preparation and planning appear to be paying off as health care organizations absorb the mammoth code set—with five times as many codes as its predecessor—into their clinical and financial systems.

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Healthcare’s Growing Analytics Conundrum

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Data analytics plays a critical role in today’s quality- and value-based healthcare environment. Yet hospitals and health systems struggle with designing systems to capture information in a way that is complete and accurate. As a result, many are calling into question the integrity of their data and its usefulness as a tool for achieving desired outcomes.

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Cognosante to Assist Washington Medicaid Program with MITA Self-assessmet

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Cognosante announced today its selection by the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA), Washington’s Medicaid agency, to provide guidance and expertise as the State completes its Medicaid Information Technology Architecture 3.0 State Self-Assessment (MITA SS-A).

Sean Bauer Joins Cognosante as Vice President of Capture

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Cognosante today announced the appointment of Sean Bauer as Vice President of Capture.  In this role, Sean will apply 20 years of executive management and leadership experience and an extensive track record designing innovative business solutions to enhancing the company’s business acquisition process and client portfolio.

Chethan Laxman Joins Cognosante as Vice President, Marketplace Data Analysis

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Cognosante today announced that Chethan Laxman has joined the company as Vice President.  A proven senior executive with more than two decades of leadership in finance and technology, Chethan will oversee the company’s Marketplace Data Analysis program, which provides critical data reconciliation and analysis in support of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

A Primer on Medicaid/CHIP Managed Care Reform

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

On May 6, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final regulation in the Federal Register concerning managed care in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  The first overhaul of Medicaid and CHIP managed care regulations in more than a decade, the rule “updates how Medicaid works for the nearly two-thirds of beneficiaries who get coverage through private managed care plans,” wrote CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt and Vikki Wachino, CMS Deputy Administrator and Director for the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, in a CMS blog post.

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