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

  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

   A Second Session will Focus on Clinical Documentation and RAC Readiness

HIMSS13 HIMSS13:Wolters Kluwer Health

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MINNEAPOLIS -- 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.

Contact:

Media Contact:
Wolters Kluwer Health | Clinical Solutions
Cheri Palmer, 612-217-5253
Vice President, Commercial Programs
cheri.palmer@wolterskluwer.com
 
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