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May 2016 | Volume 5, Issue 2

      Clinical Matters  Community Needs and Preventable Hospitalizations
  What's New IBM Watson Health Closes Acquisition of Truven Health Analytics™

 

  Tip & Tricks Essential Zika Virus Resources Available in Micromedex® Solutions
  Product Updates Time-Saving Micromedex Toxicology Management Enhancements
Cerner Integration-ready Micromedex CareNotes Now Available

 

  In the Spotlight Top Performing Hospitals Seizing Opportunities and Delivering Value
  Clinical Content Updates Selected New Drug Approvals, New FDA-approved Indications, New Off-label Indications and More
  Events List of Upcoming Trade Shows, Events and Webinars

 

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Clinical Matters

Community Need and Preventable Hospitalizations

To what extent is community need  a measure of the underlying economic and social factors that affect the overall health of a community, including income, cultural/language barriers, education, insurance and housing  associated with preventable hospitalizations? Get the facts of a recent investigation by Truven Health Analytics.

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What's New

IBM Watson Health Closes Acquisition of Truven Health AnalyticsClinicalContentUpdates_0816.pdf

It's official! Read about the acquisition here

With the completion of the acquisition, IBM and Truven data scientists will begin the process of using Watson Health’s cognitive capabilities to derive insights from Truven's health data. Through Truven, IBM gains extensive data spanning cost, claims, quality and outcomes information. IBM anticipates that healthcare organizations will tap into this cloud-based data to take previously disparate data sets, including vast amounts of structured and unstructured data, and combine them together to create unique insights that help inform a broad range of health decisions in an effort to improve the quality of care at lower cost. Data from Truven, along with an array of solutions and services, will also help optimize IBM offerings for value-based care.

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Tips & Tricks

Essential Zika Virus Resources Available in Micromedex Solutions

In response to the recent spread of the Zika virus, the following evidence-based resources are available in Micromedex Disease and Condition Management to support patient care decisions:

  • Background including epidemiology, etiology and pathophysiology
  • Diagnostic testing and procedures
  • Diagnosis and differential diagnosis
  • Clinical evaluation and reassessment
  • Treatment and prognosis

Zika-related patient education materials are also available in Micromedex CareNotes.  Be prepared! Call a product specialist at 800-525-9083, option 4, to learn how to equip your hospital with essential Zika virus resources. 

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Product Updates

Time-Saving Micromedex Toxicology Management Enhancements

Quick access to essential toxicology resources is crucial, especially as a first responder or in the emergency room where timing is critical.

The following time-saving enhancements are now available in Micromedex Toxicology Management for Poison Control Centers and facilities using the Micromedex POISINDEX System:

  • Enhanced searching for faster answers
  • Streamlined integration with your Case Management solution

Call a product specialist today at 800-525-9083, option 4, to learn more about this exciting release.


Cerner Integration-ready Micromedex CareNotes Now Available

Micromedex Solutions is integrated in nearly 2,000 provider EHRs nationwide. And now Cerner is offering integration-ready patient education featuring Micromedex CareNotes to:

  • Easily access the right education at the right time for every patient, all within your workflow
  • Connect your clinicians and patients to consistent education at any point in the care process
  • Support meaningful use goals for integrated patient education
  • Deliver high-quality patient education that supports core measures and HCAHPS

Learn more about our integration solutions at micromedex.com/products/product-suites/integrated-evidence.

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In the Spotlight

Top Performing Hospitals Seizing Opportunities and Delivering Value

Congratulations to this year's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. The annual study identifies the 100 top U.S. hospitals based on overall organizational performance. See who made the list!

Based on the results of this year's study, if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:

  • More than 104,000 additional lives could be saved
  • $2 billion in inpatient costs could be saved
  • Nearly 48,400 additional patients could be complication-free
  • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day

If the same standards were applied to all inpatient care, the impact would be even greater.

Start your journey to excellence with unparalleled 100 Top Hospitals research. Call 800-525-9083, option 4, today to order your customized report.

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Clinical Content Updates

Click here for selected new drug approvals, new FDA-approved indications, new off-label indications and more.

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Events

Check out where we'll be in May, June and July.

Stop by and visit with us!

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IBM Watson Health Closes Acquisition of Truven Health Analytics
IBM Watson Health Closes Acquisition of Truven Health Analytics
IBM Watson Health Closes Acquisition of Truven Health Analytics