|By Business Wire||
|March 1, 2013 08:01 AM EST|
Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that it has leveraged functionality from its Lexicomp® and UpToDate® solutions to create a comprehensive, embedded patient education offering for hospitals. The Integrated Patient Education solution allows pharmacists, physicians and nurses to easily access patient education from within applications they use most often, minimizing disruptions to daily workflow, improving efficiency and enhancing patient care.
Available in up to 19 languages, the Integrated Patient Education solution provides consistent information between Lexicomp and UpToDate, helping to eliminate the potential for discrepancies or conflicting data. Patients and family members receive reliable and consistent information from clinicians, and hospitals experience increased efficiencies, decreased costs, and improved patient outcomes by consolidating resource content through one vendor.
“Lexicomp and UpToDate are two of the most widely-respected drug and disease resources in the industry, and this unique collaboration brings together a truly advantageous content collaboration for hospitals,” stated David Del Toro, Vice President & General Manager, Clinical Drug Information, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. “As healthcare organizations seek the most efficient and effective ways to enhance clinical decision support and patient education initiatives, the Integrated Patient Education solution provides an innovative foundation for the future of healthcare delivery.”
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.