Press Releases

Tampa General Hospital Applies LogicStream Health’s Clinical Process Measurement for CLABSI Reduction and Sepsis Compliance

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

LogicStream Health, Inc. announced today that Tampa General Hospital (TGH) will implement the LogicStream Platform to monitor and measure clinical process. Tampa General Hospital will first focus on reducing the rate of CLABSI and monitoring clinician compliance around TGH’s sepsis bundle. The hospital will also utilize the platform to accelerate clinical process redesign through enabling real-time assessments to achieve its vision of being ‘a leader of a clinically integrated network of providers serving West Central Florida.’

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 Monday, June 06, 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.

In Brazil, Gov. Celso Ramos Hospital Research Center Adopts UpToDate Anywhere to Aid in Medical Resident Training

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, April 05, 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 Research Center at Governor Celso Ramos Hospital has adopted UpToDate® Anywhere. The institution, a public hospital that is part of the state of Santa Catarina’s Department of Health, adopted the mobile-enabled clinical decision support resource to provide continuously updated clinical information and to support the education and training of their residency program.

Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information Connects Customers to Newly Released ACA FUL Drug Pricing Data

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, April 05, 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 customers can access the newly-released Affordable Care Act Federal Upper Limit drug pricing benchmark, or ACA FUL, through two solutions from its Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information business unit.

Wolters Kluwer Offers Free Online Access to Evidence-Based Resources, Comprehensive Scientific Research to Support the Fight Against the Zika Virus

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, March 08, 2016.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, is aiding clinicians in the battle against the rapidly spreading Zika virus through free online access to a number of its industry leading medical content and clinical decision support resources. First reported in Brazil in 2015, active Zika outbreaks have now been confirmed in at least 34 countries or territories.

Everseat, Visualize Health Partner to Bridge the Gap Between Analytics and Access for More Effective Population Health Management

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, February 29, 2016.

In a move designed to accelerate patient participation in and the effectiveness of population health initiatives, Everseat will integrate its web- and mobile-based patient scheduling platform into Visualize Health’s vHealth quality and value analytics tracking software. The companies announced the new partnership during HIMSS16 Conference & Exhibition, taking place February 29-March 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, where Visualize Health is demonstrating its population health analytics software in booth #14097.

Population health plays an integral role in healthcare organizations’ strategies to comply with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ decision to tie 30 percent of all Medicare reimbursements to quality and cost performance by the end of 2016—rising to 50 percent by the end of 2018. It is a significant incentive for hospitals and health systems to find more effective ways to manage chronic conditions, reduce 30-day hospital readmission rates, and reduce or eliminate risk factors leading to preventable negative outcomes. 

“Population health, and the preventive care that is its foundation, is critical to success under today’s value-based reimbursement models. But effective population health requires integrating progressive financial and clinical data analytics and reporting with wide-spread patient outreach activities,” said Everseat CEO Jeff Peres. “These are the elements this partnership brings to the population health table. Visualize Health analyzes and tracks key quality metrics to identify at-risk patients and care gaps. Armed with this information, Everseat is then able to scan providers’ schedules to identify and alert these patients to available appointments. Patients get the care they need and providers are able to demonstrate the compliance and outcomes necessary for appropriate reimbursement under value-based care.”

Everseat removes patient non-compliance by making it easy for providers to interact with patients on everything from post-operative office visits, to routine physicals, to disease management reminders. Not only does this result in greater satisfaction among patients, but it also helps ensure they remain compliant with treatment plans. This, in turn, generates greater patient satisfaction and highest appropriate reimbursement levels.

“If providers are to be rewarded or penalized based on activity metrics and the population health data documented in the EHR, then it is imperative that they be provided with the tools they need to manage those metrics. Our partnership with Everseat makes that happen by bridging the gap between the story data tells and the actions it should prompt,” said Rob Bramblett, CEO, Visualize Health. “We deliver the robust and thoughtful analytics hospitals need to proactively manage and track performance and outcomes, while Everseat accelerates patient access by creating a direct connection between at-risk patients and the providers responsible for managing their health. Together, we can deliver improved population health outcomes and better reimbursements.”

Visualize Health enables clients to proactively manage and track their quality and value-based program activity and documentation related to the metrics against which they are reimbursed. Unlike other data analytics providers, Visualize Health allows access to its data by third parties, which enables its use for broader applications like population health. As a result, it drives higher reimbursements and mitigates the risk of participating in value-based programs.

About Everseat

Everseat is a patient-centered scheduling platform that helps patients get access to appointments they need with their healthcare providers. The Baltimore-based technology company offers a web-and mobile-based platform that enables provider organizations to post open appointments to the platform so that patients can find slots that work for their schedules via the free Everseat mobile and web apps. Appointments are posted and claimed in real-time, significantly increasing efficiency for the providers, and dramatically improving the patient experience. For more information, visit Everseat online at everseat.com or call 888-899-9506.

About Visualize Health

Based in Brentwood, TN, Visualize Health and its vHealth quality and value analytics tracking software provide physicians, hospitals and other provider organizations with robust analysis of financial and clinical data to proactively track and manage performance and quality metrics upon which reimbursements are based. The company takes a consultative approach, creating customized plans that prepares providers for outcomes-based reimbursements, including a variety of methods for change management. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , visit visualizehealth.co or call 855-508-4325.

Wolters Kluwer to Showcase its Decision Support Solution for Improving Sepsis Outcomes at HIMSS16

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

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, will showcase its cloud-based decision support platform for the improved diagnosis and treatment of sepsis in Booth #5537 at the HIMSS16 Conference & Exhibition. POC Advisor™, which reduced sepsis mortality by 53 percent at Huntsville Hospital, integrates and functions seamlessly with the clinical workflow, leveraging electronic alerts and patient-specific, evidence-based treatment advice to drive down sepsis rates.

HIMSS16 Presentations Highlight Role of Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information Solution in Reducing Medication Errors, Minimizing Alert Fatigue

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, February 22, 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 two presentations during the HIMSS16 Conference & Exhibition will explore the impact of its Clinical Drug Information drug data solution Medi-Span® on medication errors and alert fatigue. The presentations will showcase how Group Health Cooperative South Central Wisconsin (GHC-SCW) and MetroHealth Systems used the drug data and medication decision support solution to reduce nuisance alerts and physician overrides as well as optimize drug-dose decision support to prevent clinically significant prescribing errors.

New Advanced Terminology Management Platform from Wolters Kluwer Helps Healthcare Organizations Improve System Interoperability and Analytics

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, February 22, 2016.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today the release of a new enterprise terminology management platform — the most powerful currently available in healthcare — allowing organizations to significantly improve system integration, interoperability and data analysis.

Wolters Kluwer Experts to Discuss ICD-10 Lessons Learned and Best Practices in Upcoming Complimentary Webinar

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, February 08, 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 medical informatics experts from Health Language® will host a complimentary webinar to discuss best practices and lessons learned from the industry’s mammoth transition to ICD-10. Scheduled for February 9, 2016 at 1 p.m. EST, the event will provide insight into common ICD-10 clinical documentation challenges following the October 2015 go-live and solutions for improving reimbursement, reporting and patient tracking.

Sentri7 Earns Category Leader Designation for Clinical Decision Support-Surveillance in the 2015/2016 Best in KLAS Report

Posted in Press Releases on Friday, January 29, 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 Sentri7® solution has received the 2015/2016 Category Leader award for Clinical Decision Support-Surveillance in the 2015/2016 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report. The real-time clinical surveillance and decision support software previously earned the Category Leader designation in KLAS’ 2013 Best in KLAS report, which is conducted annually to rank the best-performing healthcare IT vendors in more than 100 market segments based on the aggregated experiences of thousands of healthcare providers.

Health Language Solutions to Drive Semantic Normalization for California Integrated Data Interchange

Posted in Press Releases on Friday, January 29, 2016.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today a partnership with HealthCore to provide data normalization services to the California Integrated Data Exchange (Cal INDEX™). Deployment of the Health Language® Enterprise Terminology Management Platform will ensure the integrity and semantic interoperability of data flowing through the statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE).

Wolters Kluwer Wins 113 New ProVation MD Customers in 2015, Driven by EndoWorks Retirement

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, January 21, 2016.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, signed agreements in 2015 to replace Olympus® EndoWorks® with ProVation® MD at 86 healthcare facilities – decisions influenced heavily by Olympus selecting ProVation MD as a preferred replacement for its endowriter software, which is being retired in 2018. Recognizing the opportunity presented by the Olympus announcement to standardize procedure documentation system-wide, several integrated delivery networks will also implement the industry-leading gastroenterology structured reporting software across GI suites in an additional 27 facilities.

Wolters Kluwer Partners with American Nurses Foundation and Penn Nursing on Mobile PTSD Toolkit App

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced the release of a mobile version of the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) toolkit from the American Nurses Foundation (ANF) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing). Developed by Lippincott Solutions, the free mobile app is designed to help nurses and other healthcare professionals gain rapid access to trusted PTSD information to support and inform care decisions.

PTSD is a serious mental disorder resulting from exposure to direct or indirect threat of death, serious injury or physical violence, including sexual violence. According to the National Center for PTSD, part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), approximately 8 million adults suffer from PTSD. It is a particularly significant mental health issue among veterans; more than 533,700 veterans with a primary or secondary diagnosis of PTSD received treatment through VA medical facilities in 2013.

“The PTSD Toolkit was designed to simplify the process of helping the nation’s veterans and military service members by making it easier for nurses and other clinicians to obtain trusted information and support tools,” said Kate Judge, Executive Director of the ANF. “A mobile version of the toolkit aligns with our mission to eliminate misinformation about PTSD and connect clinicians with the clinical references and training resources they need to make the best treatment decisions for their patients.”

Developed by ANF and Penn Nursing in response to Joining Forces, a nationwide initiative launched in 2011 by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to support service members, veterans, and their families, the PTSD Toolkit is a self-directed e-learning program designed to teach or reinforce nurses’ knowledge about the treatment of veterans with PTSD. It includes simulation tools based on real case studies that are designed to test treatment skills and practice interventions.

“PTSD is a complex disorder that is often accompanied by other equally devastating issues such as depression, anxiety, chronic pain, relationship problems, and substance abuse that can impact timely and accurate diagnosis,” said Jayne Marks, Vice President, Publishing, Wolters Kluwer, Health Learning, Research and Practice. “The PTSD Toolkit in app form provides nurses and other clinicians who work with patients who have or may have PTSD with immediate access to reliable information and simulations to help with diagnosis and treatment.”

The app version of the toolkit streamlines clinical workflows related to the care of PTSD patients. It helps improve care quality by providing clinicians with mobile access to valuable insight into the disorder, as well as a step-by-step process for diagnosing PTSD and the ability to request additional information that can be shared with others.

The PTSD toolkit app has been enhanced with nine topics from Lippincott Solutions, including Alcohol Withdrawal Management, Reality Orientation, Suicide Precautions, Family Therapy and Depression or Hostility Monitoring and Precautions. A series of comprehensive, integrated software applications from Wolters Kluwer that helps organizations make evidence actionable at the bedside, Lippincott Solutions includes advanced online workflow technology, current evidence-based clinical information, and professional development tools for the practicing nurse.

Available for Android™ and iOS platforms, the app is available for download from Google Play and the Apple Store, or visit www.LippincottSolutions.com/PTSD.

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer is a global leader in professional information services. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer's market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2014 annual revenues of €3.7 billion. The group serves customers in over 170 countries, and employs over 19,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry. For more information about our products and organization, visit www.wolterskluwerhealth.com, follow @WKHealth or @Wolters_Kluwer on Twitter, like us on Facebook, follow us on LinkedIn, or follow WoltersKluwerComms on YouTube.

About the American Nurses Foundation

The American Nurses Foundation (ANF) is the charitable and philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation’s 3.4 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. The Foundation supports programs that transform the nation’s health through the power of nursing.

About The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is one of the world’s leading schools of nursing and is ranked the #1 graduate nursing school in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. Penn Nursing is consistently among the nation’s top recipients of nursing research funding from the National Institutes of Health and prepares nurse scientists and nurse leaders to meet the health needs of a global society through research, education, and practice.

For more information about Penn Nursing, visit www.nursing.upenn.edu, follow @PennNursing and @PennNursingDean on Twitter, like us on Facebook and Instagram, and follow us on LinkedIn.

OncoTAb to Present Details of Blood Test for Early Detection of Breast Cancer at the 9th Annual OneMedForum

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.

OncoTAb, Inc., a University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) spin-out company, announced that CEO Rahul Puri will present the study findings of a non-invasive blood test to aid in the early detection of breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue at the 9th Annual OneMedForum in San Francisco. The presentation will take place today, January 12 at 2:45 p.m. and again on January 13 at 11:00 a.m. at the San Francisco Marriot Marquis.