|[February 28, 2013]
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
MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--
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
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 (News - Alert) 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
Williams & Wilkins, Ovid®,
& Comparisons®, Pharmacy
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
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