Wolters Kluwer Health and FHN Memorial Address the Role of Intuitive CDS and Evidence-Based Order Sets in Core Measures Performance at HIMSS13 in New Orleans

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, February 28, 2013.

A Second Session will Focus on Clinical Documentation and RAC Readiness

Minneapolis, MN (February 28, 2013) — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today it will team up with FHN Memorial Hospital to provide HIMSS13 attendees with insight into the use of intuitive clinical decision support to improve core measures outcomes. The session, “Improving Core Measures with Evidence-Based Order Sets and Intuitive CDS,” will take place on March 4 at 12:15 p.m. in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 388 and will be led by Adam Lokeh, MD, of Wolters Kluwer Health (Booth #1740) and Lucio Martinez, MD, of FHN Memorial Hospital.

Addressing the challenges healthcare organizations face with heightened core measures expectations under a competitive pay-for-performance reimbursement landscape, Dr. Lokeh and Dr. Martinez will discuss how leveraging electronic, evidence-based order sets embedded with intuitive clinical decision support (CDS) functions can impact quality improvement initiatives. Specifically, the session will feature a case study view of FHN’s deployment and adoption of order set technology and the far-reaching impact the initiative has had on standardization of care, lowering costs and improving overall care performance.

Dr. Lokeh currently leads a team of medical personnel responsible for the design and development of CDS software at Wolters Kluwer Health. A board-certified plastic surgeon, he specializes in reconstructive, hand, microvascular and aesthetic surgery at Twin Cities Plastic Surgery. Dr. Martinez is a hospitalist with FHN Memorial Hospital and currently chairs the Pharmacy, Therapeutics and Dietetics and Document Template Development committees for the organization’s EMR. Board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice, he also served as the physician champion of the Order Set Development Committee at FHN.

An on-demand session titled “Clinical Documentation Improvement in Advance of RAC Prepayment Audits” will be presented by Brian Carlson, Senior Marketing Manager, Wolters Kluwer Health. Available as part of HIMSS13 Online, the presentation provides insight into the financial challenges cardiology and other specialties face under prepayment audit programs. Carlson will also outline the proactive measures that must be implemented to ensure documentation accurately demonstrates medical necessity.

“Wolters Kluwer Health is honored to have been selected by HIMSS to lead two sessions covering significant health IT challenges and opportunities,” said Arvind Subramanian, President and CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. “Not only do these opportunities showcase our partnership approach to resolving client needs, but they are also a testament to the emphasis our clinical, informatics and technical teams place on ensuring that our clients can leverage the latest in clinical decision support and health IT to continuously improve quality outcomes and patient safety.”

More information on Wolters Kluwer Health can be found at Booth #1740 during HIMSS13, taking place in New Orleans March 3-7 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

About Wolters Kluwer Health

Wolters Kluwer Health (Philadelphia, PA) is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries and territories worldwide, Wolters Kluwer Health’s customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Ovid®, Medknow, UpToDate®, Medi-Span®, Facts & Comparisons®, Pharmacy OneSource®, Lexicomp® and ProVation® Medical.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer had 2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

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