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  1. Black Book Research Recognizes LogicStream Health

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    LogicStream Health, a leading clinical process improvement and control software provider supporting thousands of clinicians at hospitals and health systems nationwide, is excited to announce their recent accolades by Black Book Research for Highest Client Satisfaction and Clinical Process Improvement at the HIMSS18 Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Black Book Research awards top performing companies based on indicators of client experience, loyalty and customer satisfaction. Recipients of this award are handpicked by healthcare executives and frontline users based on their current technology and service partners.

    LogicStream Health software helps empower thousands of clinical users at hundreds of leading hospitals to move quickly to address initiatives most important to their organization and the patients for whom they are providing care. KLAS recently surveyed a number of LogicStream Health customers on their experience with the solution. One Chief Nursing Officer surveyed by KLAS shared, “The system has given us the keys to the kingdom. We are able to get all of the data that we want in real time, and we can quickly get answers to questions. We are able to move more quickly than we did before we had the system.”

    LogicStream Health is trusted by a community of high-performing healthcare providers across the United States. The company’s clinical process control and improvement software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform stands alone in its ability to help customers gain instant insights to improve vital clinical processes and patient care. As a result, customers reduce cost and improve outcomes. Healthcare customers are saving millions of dollars with the LogicStream Health platform, for example, by reducing high-cost medications, achieving significant reductions in catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) and reaching nearly 100 percent compliance with venous thromboembolism (VTE) protocols. The LogicStream Health SaaS platform is ‘must-have’ technology enabling clinical teams to quickly improve clinical processes in near-real-time and is designed for rapid implementation and easy adoption by end-user clinicians, informaticists, data analysts and executive teams. LogicStream Health, developed by clinicians for clinicians, today is supporting hundreds of hospitals on a scalable and sustainable technology platform to standardize process and deliver highly reliable healthcare. For more information, please visit www.LogicStreamHealth.com.

  2. Dr. Brita Hansen’s Blog Recap: Three Pillars of Clinical Process Improvement and Control

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    In a recent blog post, Dr. Brita Hansen, Chief Medical Officer at LogicStream Health, outlines the Three Pillars of Clinical Process Improvement and Control required for health systems to make a significant impact on patient care. These include: quality and safety, appropriate utilization and clinician engagement.

    Hansen states it is vital for an organization to equip their teams with advanced software solutions capable of delivering highly-actionable insights in near-real-time, in order to achieve sustainable quality improvements. In turn, this allows clinicians to gain a true understanding of clinical processes and proper education on how to avoid clinical errors and care variations. With these instant insights, clinicians are able to continuously analyze and address care gaps and inefficient workflows.

    Healthcare organizations are able to use these instant insights to increase their utilization and understanding of best practices. Many systems often lack the ability to identify and correct the use of obsolete tests, procedures and medications. With software empowering operational leaders to correct best practices in near-real-time, clinicians are able to understand and redirect the compliance of their departments and procedures to achieve significant savings while improving the quality of care delivery.

    Hansen believes addressing and enhancing clinician engagement is the key to avoiding dissatisfaction and burnout. With the overwhelming amount of alerts clinicians receive each day, extreme fatigue is setting in causing physician burnout and opening the door for errors in care delivery. Hansen suggests designing alerts to be sent with the right information, to the right person, in the right format, through the right channel and at the right time in the workflow to increase engagement among clinicians.

    When all three pillars of quality and safety, appropriate utilization and clinician engagement are combined and effectively supported by technology, they can be used as building blocks to achieve sustainable clinical process improvement and control.

    Read Dr. Hansen's full blog post now.

  3. 2018 Forecast: Trending Key Clinical & Operational Issues Webinar Recap

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    LogicStream Health aired their most recent webinar: 2018 Forecast: Trending Key Clinical & Operational Issues  February 20 in collaboration with Becker’s Hospital Review https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-management-administration/the-big-are-getting-bigger-in-2018-here-s-how-small-and-mid-sized-hospitals-can-compete.html and C-Suite Resources http://c-suiteresources.com/. With a rapidly changing healthcare landscape, the webinar aims to provide an executive-level discussion for C-Suite leaders to highlight major developments affecting healthcare leadership in 2018. In the webinar, LogicStream Health provides viewers with a background and education about the new key issues facing hospitals and systems from recent legislative changes; and seeks to provide viewers with best practices for leaders and clinicians to deliver improved outcomes and drastically reduce costs. Recent changes addressed in the webinar include the healthcare implications of the new tax reform act, hospital consolidation to system consolidation to mega consolidation, vertical integration of insurance networks and other key issues such as shortage of practicing physicians increasing and “value-based” payment models increasing.

    The webinar featured Donald Wegmiller, Chairman of the Scottsdale Institute, and Chair/CEO of C-Suite Resources, and Dr. Brita Hansen, Chief Medical Officer at LogicStream Health, where they both shared trending priorities for clinical, operational and executive teams that are necessary in order to thrive in the new era of value-based care. Throughout the presentation, viewers gained insight on how to best prepare their organizations to succeed under increasingly challenging conditions impacting clinician engagement, patient safety and quality, and appropriate utilization. A few key highlights and recommendations Dr. Brita Hansen provides include giving clinicians self-service access to control  clinical processes by directly targeting unnecessary variation  and realize cost containment.

    Overall, the webinar seeks to educate the leadership team at hospitals and systems to utilize their diverse resources and knowledge to effectively combat the rapidly changing healthcare industry.

    For further information or to view a recording of the webinar, click the video below
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  4. Dr. Brita Hansen Tackles the Clinical Process Crisis

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    Healthcare organizations have begun looking to health IT software solutions to address the need for process improvement and the ability to standardize care delivery with near-real-time actionable insights to tackle the clinical process crisis. This is due to the rapidly increasing growth rate of medical knowledge being captured and stored in the electronic health record. In a recent post for HIE Answers, Dr. Brita Hansen, Chief Medical Officer of LogicStream Health, communicates the need to find alternative strategies to present day tactics.

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    “Given the limited resources of most hospitals and health systems and the growth rate of medical knowledge, traditional methodologies for process improvement and control are neither sustainable nor scalable.” Many healthcare organizations are seeking automated methods to ensure process standardization and effective change management initiatives, once implemented, are adopted and sustained for the long-term. In the current environment, many health systems find they focus on a given hospital-acquired infection or other clinical initiative for a short-term and see improvement they desire, only to look back six or nine months later and realize they are back to where they began, requiring them to return to the same process improvement effort.

    Hansen speaks to the negative effects of improper knowledge management of best practice alerts in place at many health organizations today, “An excess of non-standard content can decrease alert sensitivity and specificity, causing alert fatigue, which in turn, causes clinicians to lose trust in the alerts, representing a serious risk to patient safety.” Layers of non-standard content built into healthcare organization’s EHR systems increases the difficulty of driving changes in clinician behavior. New platforms also allow organizations to track process adherence by clinicians and in turn can provide best practices and interventions to clinicians to curb improper protocol compliance. Overall, Hansen speaks to the importance of leveraging clinical process control and implementation now to support the future organization, “Provider organizations can correct the issues inhibiting quality improvement today and position themselves to streamline the implementation of new medical knowledge in the future—reducing the time from discovery to practice where it can influence care quality and outcomes.”

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  5. LogicStream Health to Demonstrate New Clinical Process Improvement Modules for Sepsis, VTE and CAUTI at the 2017 IHI National Forum

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    MINNEAPOLIS, MN , Dec. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LogicStream Health, a leading clinical software provider supporting hundreds of hospitals nationwide, today introduced an initial series of innovative clinical process modules that will enable clinical teams to better control and quickly improve processes related to sepsis; catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI); and, venous thromboembolism (VTE). The company’s clinical process modules are available today and are the first among a series of tools planned for future release by the company, powered by its software-as-a-service (SaaS) enterprise clinical process control and improvement platform.

    Each clinical process module is designed and packaged with ‘out-of-the-box’ capability to improve specific clinical workflow and compliance related to sepsis, CAUTI and VTE; clinical priorities for many healthcare organizations in today’s value-based care era.

    “Our clinical process modules represent breakthrough, one-of-a-kind technology for healthcare organizations, and they are a must-have capability to improve broken and inefficient clinical processes,” said Patrick Yoder, LogicStream Health CEO and co-founder. “We’ve designed our new sepsis, CAUTI and VTE clinical process modules to monitor, bundle and validate applicable clinical rationale and evidence. The platform then quickly and easily distills this information into specific, high-impact, evidence-based process interventions. LogicStream Health’s platform now offers this pre-built framework that eliminates the time-consuming effort health systems currently experience. This allows them to move quickly and gain instant insights as they address initiatives most important to their organization.”

    According to Brita Hansen, M.D., LogicStream Health Chief Medical Officer, clinical process modules running in near-real-time on the LogicStream Health platform allow clinicians and improvement teams to perform gap analyses to better align EHR content with current, evidence-based process interventions and root-cause analyses to truly understand and fix problems in clinical processes.

    “Our pre-built tools are also available for workflow analysis to streamline existing EHR content to eliminate unnecessary care variation and provide recommendations about the best EHR workflows that will improve care and reduce cost,” said Dr. Hansen.

    “LogicStream Health provides unique instant insights that allow clinicians to easily monitor and manage each individual intervention in the clinical process at multiple levels across the organization: from a system-wide level down to individual clinician level. Our pre-packaged clinical process modules also present higher-level visualization of metrics that tie the individual process interventions directly to clinical outcomes and intermediate process measures,” added Dr. Hansen.

    “Finally, all the work done on creation, management and improvement of clinical processes is of great benefit when there is wide adoption by clinicians. Without adoption, attempts to improve clinical process are ineffective. Therefore, our unique solution leverages a very powerful clinical process control and improvement platform to facilitate the arduous task of change management and adoption across clinical teams and, ultimately, drive better outcomes,” said Mr. Yoder.

    Mr. Yoder said actionable information in the hands of empowered and instantly insightful clinical teams to control and improve clinical process such as sepsis, CAUTI and VTE in near-real-time is the best path to sustainable competitive advantage for health systems intent on thriving in the era of value-based care.

    About LogicStream Health

    LogicStream Health is trusted by a community of high-performing healthcare providers across the United States. The company’s clinical process control and improvement SaaS platform stands alone in its ability to help customers gain instant insights to improve vital clinical processes and patient care. As a result, customers reduce cost and improve outcomes. Healthcare customers are saving millions of dollars on the LogicStream Health platform, for example, by reducing high-cost medications; achieving significant reductions in catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI); and, reaching nearly 100% compliance with venous thromboembolism (VTE) protocols. The LogicStream Health SaaS platform is ‘must-have’ technology enabling clinical teams to quickly improve clinical processes in near-real-time, and is designed for rapid implementation and easy adoption by end-user clinicians, informaticists, data analysts, and executive teams striving to manage and improve clinical processes in near-real-time. LogicStream Health, developed by clinicians for clinicians, today is supporting hundreds of hospitals on a scalable and sustainable technology platform to standardize process and deliver highly reliable healthcare.