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  1. Drug Diversion App Installed at Several Health Systems

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    LogicStream Health Installs The Drug Diversion App at Several Health System Innovation Partner Sites

    Customers Experience Major Efficiency Gains for Proactive Identification and Better Management of Drug Diversion Investigations

    June 30, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
    MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE) — The Drug Diversion App from LogicStream Health™ is now implemented at several innovation partner customers. These health systems are experiencing major efficiency gains based on forty automated, proprietary diversion signals. The software was first introduced across the United States in March 2020. It provides proactive identification of clinicians who may be diverting medications, automated assessment of clinical events, and a robust investigation management solution.

    “The Drug Diversion App gives clinical and diversion teams access to powerful, actionable, and near-real-time insights on a clinician-by-clinician basis about potential diversion activity,” according to Patrick Yoder, Pharm.D., CEO of LogicStream Health. “They can also see a timeline for each clinician that shows how patterns of behavior are evolving and indicate whether there is cause for investigation.”

    Signals, behaviors, and other factors related to diversion are automatically tracked in The App by a powerful algorithm that combines data from electronic health records, automated dispensing cabinets, carousels, and other key clinical sources. These sources and the growing list of diversion signals provide coverage for both nursing units and the use of anesthesia drugs in procedure areas. All of this comes together within the system to produce a risk score specific to each clinician. The Drug Diversion App is one of a set of integrated solutions available from LogicStream Health, so hospitals using The App have an opportunity to leverage that investment to solve other pharmacy-related problems beyond drug diversion. Once The Drug Diversion App is installed and running, there is little or no additional IT effort required to activate The Drug Shortage App from LogicStream Health™. The Drug Shortage App provides early warning of drug shortages by combining data from electronic health records, automated dispensing cabinets, carousels, and other sources to manage shortages more efficiently. Hundreds of hospitals have signed up for The Drug Shortage App since its launch in 2018.

    Clinical leaders interested in scheduling a demonstration of The App can visit info.logic-stream.net/contact

    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 costs and improve outcomes.

    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 software today is supporting hundreds of hospitals on a scalable and sustainable technology platform to standardize processes and deliver highly reliable healthcare. For more information, please visit www.LogicStreamHealth.com.

  2. Hospital Drug Shortages During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    Patrick Yoder, PharmD, LogicStream Health CEO, was recently published in Advance for Nurses, discussing hospital drug shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    In the article, Yoder outlines how drug shortages were a prevailing problem ahead of the novel coronavirus outbreak and were considered a ‘chronic, ongoing crisis with no end in sight.’ As has been the case historically, natural disasters can have long-term effects on the pharmacy supply chain, as evidenced by the shortages following Hurricane Maria in 2018.

    Compounding the problem in the current situation is the reliance on foreign countries, namely China, Italy and India, in supplying generic medications and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) to the United States. As those countries experience a disruption in their manufacturing processes, it has an extended impact on the supply chain for the U.S. pharmaceutical market. One expert, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, has shared that he thinks the list of drugs that could be at risk is much larger than the 20 sole-sourced drugs that are at risk because they are produced only in China.

    Below is a condensed version of the six keys to managing shortages in the current environment. Read the full article to get all the details:

    1. Early warning
    2. Build a watch list
    3. Know your electronic systems
    4. Communicate, communicate, communicate
    5. Know your inventory and update it often
    6. Document all process, workflow, communication and inventory changes enacted during the shortage

    Much more detail is provided on each of these six keys in the original article. If you’re interested in learning more about how to manage drug shortages with The Drug Shortage App from LogicStream Health™, visit The App homepage. To help hospitals manage drug shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic, LogicStream Health is also offering free notifications from The App. You can sign up for those notifications by sending an email to earlywarning@logicstreamhealth.com or completing the form on this page.

  3. First new customer of The Drug Shortage App announced

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    The University of Chicago Medicine Implements The Drug Shortage App from LogicStream Health™ to Combat U.S. Drug Shortage Crisis

    Visit The Drug Shortage App Website

    MINNEAPOLIS – April 16, 2019LogicStream Health, Inc. announced today that the University of Chicago Medicine has selected The Drug Shortage App to step up efforts to manage and control the drug shortage crisis affecting U.S. healthcare providers. University of Chicago Medicine is the first new customer of The Drug Shortage App to be announced.

    The Drug Shortage App helps pharmacy teams save lives, time and money. The app automates many of the manual processes currently used by hospital and health system teams combating the drug shortage crisis. One key benefit of the software is its capability to proactively identify the impact of drug shortages that matter most to clinical operations staff.

    “The app gives pharmacy teams a global perspective of shortages and identifies how best to control the demand of drugs in short supply,” said Patrick Yoder, PharmD, CEO and co-founder of LogicStream Health. “The app is greatly reducing the pain teams are feeling related to shortages, with an early warning system specific to each hospital and automated action plans.” The company is extremely excited to announce the University of Chicago Medicine as the first new customer of the app.

    “Drug shortages are a major challenge for hospital pharmacy teams across the country,” said Seth Hartman, PharmD, MBA, Director of Pharmacy Informatics at UChicago Medicine, an academic medical health system based in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. “We believe applying innovative technologies and processes will help us get ahead of this nation-wide problem and improve our patient care.”

    About The Drug Shortage App from LogicStream Health LogicStream Health is trusted by a community of high-performing healthcare providers across the United States. The company’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform as well as The Drug Shortage App stand alone in their ability to help customers gain instant insights to improve vital clinical processes and better control patient care. As a result, hospitals and health systems reduce cost and improve outcomes. Healthcare customers are saving millions of dollars on the LogicStream Health platform. For more information about The Drug Shortage App, visit www.thedrugshortageapp.com.

  4. LogicStream Health Acquires Four New Health System Clients in First Quarter of 2019

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    MINNEAPOLIS – April 11, 2019 – LogicStream Health, Inc. announced today that four new health system clients, major U.S. systems, selected The Drug Shortage App in the first three months of 2019 to combat the nationwide drug shortage crisis.

    The Drug Shortage App helps pharmacy teams save lives, time and money. The app automates manual processes currently used by hospital and health system teams working to mitigate drug shortages. One key benefit of the software is its capability to proactively identify the impact of drug shortages that matter most to clinical operations staff.

    The Drug Shortage App from LogicStream Health

    The four health systems are located in various regions of the country including the southeast, northeast and Midwest and add to LogicStream Health’s current client community including large health systems from across the United States. With the addition of these new customers to the LogicStream Health community, proprietary early warning algorithms in The Drug Shortage App software monitoring medication ordering, dispensation and administration activity patterns across hundreds of hospitals becomes more accurate in proactively identifying potential shortages.  

    “Drug shortages are a major problem impacting patient safety, they place an extreme burden on pharmacy teams’ time, and often negatively impact a health system’s profitability,” said Patrick Yoder, PharmD, CEO and co-founder of LogicStream Health. “The power of our software is its ability to process the data collected by clinical and pharmacy teams across hundreds of hospitals and turn it into site specific early indicators of potential shortages and actionable recommended paths to manage through the situation.”

    The LogicStream Health community comprises several hundred hospitals ranging from stand-alone, single-entity locations to multi-state, 50+ hospital systems.

    About The Drug Shortage App from LogicStream Health™

    LogicStream Health is trusted by a community of high-performing healthcare providers across the United States. The company’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform as well as The Drug Shortage App stand alone in their ability to help customers gain instant insights to improve vital clinical processes and better control patient care. As a result, hospitals and health systems reduce cost and improve outcomes. Healthcare customers are saving millions of dollars on the LogicStream Health platform. For more information about The Drug Shortage App, visit www.thedrugshortageapp.com.

  5. Vizient Participates in Becker’s Webinar on Pharmacy Trends

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    Vizient to Participate in Becker’s Hospital Review’s Webinar on Pharmacy Trends

    IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar 22, 2019–Vizient announces its participation in the panel discussion for the upcoming webinar, “What’s Trending in Hospital Pharmacy in 2019,” hosted by Becker’s Hospital Review. The webinar is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. CDT Wednesday, March 27. Carina Dolan, PharmD, director of clinical oncology and pharmaceutical outcomes with the Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence at Vizient, will participate as a panelist for the webinar.

    The webinar will focus on major issues such as the drug shortage crisis; skyrocketing drug costs; disruptive innovations; the opioid epidemic; increasingly challenging conditions impacting patient safety and quality and workforce development. Attendees will also hear from the expert panel on strategies to prepare their organizations and teams to thrive in the era of value-based care.

    The webinar is presented by Becker’s Pharmacy Review and The Drug Shortage App from LogicStream Health™. The session will be moderated by Patrick Yoder, PharmD, CEO of LogicStream Health. In addition to Dolan, the panel will include:

    • Marvin Finnefrock, PharmD, divisional president, Clinical and Purchasing Services, Comprehensive Pharmacy Services
    • Seth Hartman, PharmD, MBA, director of Pharmacy Informatics, The University of Chicago Medicine
    • Tara Pierce, RPh, vice president of Strategic Alliances and Commercial Drug Information, Elsevier

    There is no cost to attend the webinar. Registration for the event can be found here: https://go.beckershospitalreview.com/whats-trending-in-hospital-pharmacy-in-2019.

    About Vizient, Inc.

    Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, provides innovative data-driven solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient’s diverse membership base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents approximately $100 billion in annual purchasing volume. The Vizient brand identity represents the integration of VHA Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium and Novation, which combined in 2015, as well as MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) segment, including Sg2, which was acquired in 2016. In 2019, Vizient again received a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute. Vizient’s headquarters are in Irving, Texas, with locations in Chicago and other cities across the United States. Please visit www.vizientinc.com as well as our newsroomblogTwitterLinkedIn and YouTube pages for more information about the company.

    CONTACT: Media Contact

    Angie Boliver

    (972) 830-7961

    angie.boliver@vizientinc.com

  6. The Drug Shortage App from LogicStream Health™ is Now Available

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    As Hospitals Work to Reduce Patient Safety Risk Caused by Running Out of Medications, The Drug Shortage App from LogicStream Health™ is Now Available to Control Drugs in Short Supply

    Visit The Drug Shortage App Website

    MINNEAPOLIS – November 15, 2018 – LogicStream Health, a leading clinical process improvement and control software provider supporting hundreds of hospitals nationwide, today released new software that helps hospital pharmacy teams proactively identify and control drug shortages.

    The Drug Shortage App from LogicStream Health™ quickly and proactively identifies the impact of the accelerating crisis of new medication shortages for hospitals and helps protect the safety of their patients.

    According to industry groups, ongoing and worsening drug shortages nationwide not only compromise or delay medical procedures but can also result in medication errors and patient harm. In addition, the cost of shortages can drastically exceed the price of a specific drug and significantly impact an organization’s financial performance. For one 500-bed hospital in the Midwest, the additional cost of drug shortages attributed to purchasing higher priced substitutes is approximately $700,000 to $800,000 per year.

    In 2017, industry data indicate there were 146 new drug shortages nationwide. This year, the number of new shortages totaled 139 as of September.

    “To counter the impact of critical drug shortages, hospital pharmacists need proactive, accurate and easily accessible information to better control supply of limited medications to ensure patients receive safe and proper care,” said Brita Hansen, MD, chief medical officer at LogicStream Health. “The Drug Shortage App from LogicStream Health quickly gives clinical leaders key insights into their facility’s medication inventory and ordering trends, allowing them to minimize the risk to patients, reduce drug costs and improve pharmacist productivity.”

    According to Dr. Hansen, “It takes eight to ten hours of up-front work to evaluate each new drug shortage, and the typical organization is facing three to four new shortages each week. That equals about one full-time pharmacy position just to assess a new drug shortage. The Drug Shortage App cuts that time down to minutes, giving back to your clinical pharmacy team valuable time they can spend on other high-value clinical duties.”

    Using a proprietary algorithm, The Drug Shortage App from LogicStream Health provides comprehensive insights into the utilization of drugs in short supply. This empowers pharmacy leaders with the ability to proactively identify the impact of drug shortages, assess possible risks and create action plans to mitigate any adverse effects.

    “When faced with a shortage of life-saving drugs, ensuring the appropriate use of those medications is of the utmost importance. With no control over the supply chain, hospital pharmacists must nonetheless find ways to manage drug scarcity while maintaining care quality,” said Patrick Yoder,

    PharmD, LogicStream Health CEO and co-founder. “Our software is the new way to manage drug shortages and it allows pharmacists to monitor prescribing trends and availability in near-real-time, so they can quickly take appropriate corrective action to counter any shortages, thereby avoiding or lessening any adverse impacts on patient care and the bottom line.”

    Demonstrations of The Drug Shortage App from LogicStream Health will be conducted at the ASHP Mid-year Clinical Meeting in Anaheim December 3 to 5, 2018.  The company will be located at Booth #149 in the ASHP Exhibit Hall.

    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 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. 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 software today is supporting hundreds of hospitals on a scalable and sustainable technology platform to standardize processes and deliver highly reliable healthcare.

  7. Clinical Process Improvement Crucial to Reducing Healthcare Cost and Improving Patient Outcomes

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    “The disruption healthcare needs”

    MINNEAPOLIS – September 11, 2018 – Clinical process improvement (CPI) is vital to improving financial performance and patient outcomes, according to a panel of leading healthcare executives interviewed by C-Suite Resources for a report released today by LogicStream Health. The report, “The New Healthcare Imperative,” details recommendations from top clinical innovators to overcome the common challenges of eliminating waste and reducing variation in care. 

    Noting that CPI is traditionally thought of as a one-off initiative, the clinical leaders emphasized provider organizations need to adopt a strategy of continuous improvement. New processes must be deployed in response to evolving best practices and regulatory changes.

    “This report is important and relevant today because excessive variation in care delivery is an ongoing problem generating a tremendous amount of waste in healthcare,” said Brita Hansen, M.D., chief medical officer at LogicStream Health. “Provider organizations are facing unprecedented cost pressure while patients and payors are demanding greater value for their healthcare dollars. Continued focus on process improvement in the clinical space is the disruption healthcare needs, as it was for sectors like retail, transportation and financial services.”

    One panelist, Amy Compton-Phillips, M.D., EVP and chief clinical officer at Providence St. Joseph Health, described the new imperative in healthcare: “We need to provide better healthcare at a lower cost. We can’t cut our way to excellence; we must improve our way to excellence.”

    Dr. Hansen said the landmark report notes unanimous consent from leading clinical innovators that CPI decisions require real-time actionable insights from data contained in electronic medical records (EMRs) to affect meaningful change in clinical processes and workflows.

    Another panelist, Nicholas Desai, M.D., chief medical information officer at Houston Methodist Hospital System, said “You can’t do process improvement without data. You need data to find out where the areas of opportunity are. Most of the time we are not even sure what to ask for – we don’t even have a good reference of where to start.”

    The report identified “a culture of constant improvement,” as a key success factor in driving toward greater value. According to Diane Humbrecht, DNP, RN-BC, administrative director, chief nursing informatics officer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, “Change is constant and measurable. You need leadership to help facilitate the efforts and assist in getting to the right people,” where value is created. She also said focus is key: “By focusing on process, your efficiency will improve with lower costs, producing improved outcomes.”

    These findings echo those of KLAS Research in its report, “Clinical Process Improvement 2018: Paving the Way for Improved Clinical Processes,” in which the research firm identifies CPI as an emerging focal point for the industry. KLAS examined the performance of vendor solutions designed to support CPI initiatives. It then ranked the solutions based on their ability to identify opportunities, leverage and analyze data, measure improvement and affect change.

    “The healthcare industry remains in a constant state of change and the insights gleaned from this report shed further light on the need for health systems to disrupt the status quo,” said Dr. Hansen. “As a leading innovator in this field, we’re helping clinical leaders nationwide put actionable insights into the hands of those most capable of generating meaningful improvements to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care while reducing the burden of unnecessary costs.”

    About C-Suite Resources

    C-Suite Resources provides healthcare industry intelligence, education and executive advisory services to companies that serve the healthcare industry. The company’s services enable healthcare suppliers and vendors to improve their strategy, product/service, sales and marketing performance.

    C-Suite Resources delivers healthcare industry intelligence via carefully selected “Faculty-Advisors,” including over 250 nationally recognized leaders such as CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CMOs, CQOs, CIOs, CMIOs and others from prominent healthcare delivery organizations.

    C-Suite Resources has worked with companies specializing in information technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, real estate, revenue cycle solutions, post-acute care, healthcare consulting, and more. Clients span Fortune 100 companies to specialty companies to those entering healthcare from other industries. www.c-suiteresources.com

    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 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.

  8. Carilion Clinic Renews Contract with LogicStream Health

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    MINNEAPOLIS – September 5, 2018 – LogicStream Health announced today that Carilion Clinic has signed a three-year renewal for its leading clinical process improvement and control software. The self-service solution has allowed the health system’s clinical leaders to investigate and solve problems with clinical processes and streamline electronic health record (EHR) optimization efforts.

    Able to deliver actionable insights in near-real time, the LogicStream Health software facilitates root-cause understanding and rapid decision-making for improving clinical processes and monitoring and controlling progress over time. To date, Carilion’s use of the LogicStream software has yielded significant improvements in care quality, patient safety and clinical efficiency, including:

    • 420 order sets with fewer than 25 uses per year identified and targeted for consolidation or retirement.
    • Unnecessary orders eliminated from order sets, making them easier and quicker for clinicians to use.
    • Case management documentation streamlined by eliminating ineffective questions.
    • Unnecessary content from nursing documentation eliminated, improving efficiency and minimizing the documentation burden on nursing staff.

    “LogicStream Health’s software is an essential component of our clinical process improvement initiatives,” said Ashely Quick, Senior Project Consultant for Health Analytics at Carilion Clinic. “The platform lets us rapidly access highly-actionable insights into how well our processes are working and promotes data-driven decisions, allowing us to quickly and cost-effectively identify ineffective and obsolete content, such as orders, order sets, alerts and flowsheets, and eliminate them from our EHR. As a result, we’ve realized significant reductions in costs and improvements to quality measures.”

    Added Quick, “We estimate that replicating our work over the past year by manually aggregating and analyzing data would have required a significant investment in direct costs and resources.”

    Carilion Clinic has also identified future opportunities using LogicStream Health to monitor, manage and control the utilization of high-cost medications and lab tests that should remain limited to certain clinical situations.

    “LogicStream and Carilion Clinic share a commitment to ensuring the delivery of highly-reliable quality care and enhancing patient safety,” said Patrick Yoder, LogicStream Health CEO and co-founder. “We are excited to continue our partnership with Carilion Clinic to offer powerful clinical process improvement and control solutions that transform healthcare delivery and truly improve outcomes.”

    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 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

    About Carilion Clinic
    Carilion Clinic is a tax-exempt health care organization headquartered in Roanoke, Va. Through its comprehensive network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices, and other complementary services, the health system works together to provide quality care close to home for nearly 1 million Virginians. With an enduring commitment to the health of our region, Carilion also seeks to advance care through medical education and research, help the community stay healthy and inspire the region to grow stronger. For more information, visit CarilionClinic.org or www.facebook.com/carilionclinic.

  9. LogicStream Health Receives 2018 MedTech Breakthrough Award for Clinical Efficiency Innovation

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    MINNEAPOLIS – June 6, 2018 – LogicStream Health, a leading clinical process improvement and control software provider supporting thousands of frontline clinicians at hospitals nationwide, announced today that it received the 2018 MedTech Breakthrough Award for Clinical Efficiency Innovation. The company was recognized for its software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform and solutions, which help provider organizations instantly gain the actionable insights needed to reduce healthcare associated conditions, control high-cost medication spending, and improve patient safety and quality.

    MedTech Breakthrough is an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global health and medical technology market. Its annual awards showcase health and medical technologies and companies that have both succeeded in pushing ingenuity and exemplifying the best in healthcare technology solutions across the globe.

    “LogicStream Health is providing instant insight and near-real-time information around what is happening within a clinical workflow, empowering providers to make better decisions and ultimately improve care delivery in a sustainable way,” said James Johnson, Managing Director for MedTech Breakthrough. “We are delighted to recognize LogicStream Health as a leader and innovator in driving improved clinical efficiencies for provider organizations, and we congratulate them on their well-deserved 2018 MedTech Breakthrough Award.”

    LogicStream Health’s clinical process improvement and control software helps leading provider organizations tackle the healthcare industry’s most challenging issues, including opioid management, infection prevention and appropriate medication utilization. Providing actionable insights into these vital clinical processes allows clinical leaders to enhance clinician engagement, patient safety and care quality, all while reducing costs.

    “All of us at LogicStream Health are honored to receive this award for our work helping healthcare organizations improve and control clinical processes to maximize efficiency,” said Patrick Yoder, LogicStream Health CEO and co-founder. “Obsolete clinical processes represent a serious risk to patient safety and needlessly increase the cost of medical care. Our software solutions identify opportunities for workflow modification, allowing providers to close critical gaps in care to truly realize sustainable improvement in outcomes.”

    About LogicStream Health
    LogicStream Health is trusted by a community of high-performing healthcare providers across the United States. The company’s clinical process improvement and control SaaS platform and solutions stand 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 solutions are ‘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.

    About MedTech Breakthrough
    The MedTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in medical and health related technology companies, products and people. The MedTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough MedTech companies and products in categories including Patient Engagement, mHealth, Health & Fitness, Clinical Administration, Healthcare IoT, Genomics, Medical Data, Healthcare Cybersecurity and more. For more information visit www.MedTechBreakthrough.com

  10. LogicStream Health Highly Rated for Overall Performance in New KLAS Clinical Process Improvement Report

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    “We have saved $750,000 this year as a result of our interventions,” Director-level user at LogicStream Health customer

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN. , April 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  LogicStream Health, a leading clinical process improvement and control software provider supporting thousands of clinicians at hospitals nationwide, today announced the company is recognized for overall performance in a new KLAS report on clinical process improvement (CPI). The company is highly rated* for physician adherence to standards of care and the strategic guidance it provides to its customers, while exceeding the market average for its strength in identifying improvement opportunities.

    One customer interviewed by KLAS for “Clinical Process Improvement 2018: Paving the Way for Improved Clinical Processes” noted, “The LogicStream system gives us a lot of insight about how we are using things. We can do a lot of optimization and cleanup with that insight. Additionally, the system allows us to see everything that is happening in our EMR, and we can see all of that information in one place. We use that information to facilitate, organize, and prioritize our projects.”

    “Inefficient and outdated clinical processes pose a serious risk to patient safety and can lead to a drastic, unnecessary rise in the cost of care,” said Patrick Yoder, LogicStream Health CEO and co-founder. “We’re honored to be recognized by KLAS and our customers as an innovator in this field offering advanced CPI solutions that help healthcare organizations provide the highest quality of care to their patients and have proven to dramatically reduce costs of care delivery.”

    According to the report, customers use the insights gleaned from the LogicStream Health software to optimize order sets and other EMR workflows, as well as to highlight coaching opportunities for select clinicians. Customers also described LogicStream Health as a high-touch vendor that quickly responds to service requests.

    “We have weekly meetings with LogicStream. They ask us questions and point out any opportunities for improvement,” noted one CMIO. “For example, when we first started working with them, they helped us improve the way we use our EMR. Our people weren’t documenting certain things correctly, and some of our people weren’t adhering to our workflows. Also, the system itself helps us identify opportunities for improvement.”

    LogicStream Health’s software was also praised for consistently positive service and relationship experiences that contribute to high ratings. Deployed at hundreds of leading hospitals nationwide, the software has allowed thousands of clinical users to address some of the industry’s most challenging quality initiatives. One physician explained, “The relatively intuitive design of LogicStream Health’s Clinical Process Improvement solution makes it user friendly, and it encourages people to use the system. The system reinforces its own future use because it tends to give us the answers we look for.”

    *Limited Data Score − less than 15 unique respondents.

    **The above commentary collected about LogicStream Health Clinical Process Improvement by KLAS November 2017, © KLAS 2018

    About KLAS

    KLAS is a data-driven company on a mission to improve the world’s healthcare by enabling provider and payer voices to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals, KLAS collects insights on software, services and medical equipment to deliver reports, trending data and statistical overviews. KLAS data is accurate, honest and impartial. The research directly reflects the voice of healthcare professionals and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. To learn more about KLAS and the insights we provide, visit www.KLASresearch.com.

    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 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 processes and deliver highly reliable healthcare. For more information, please visit www.LogicStreamHealth.com.