Waltham, MA (December 19, 2012) – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that UpToDate®, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, congratulates customer Dr. Stephen Beck, chief medical information officer of Catholic Health Partners (CHP), for his recognition as a 2012 eHR Game Changer by Health Data Management. Now in its third year, the award program honors those throughout the health care industry who have made substantial contributions to the development and use of clinical IT.
According to Health Data Management, "When it comes to EHR deployments, Catholic Health Partners defines big. Spanning 24 hospitals in Ohio and neighboring states, the Cincinnati-based health system began an enterprise rollout in early 2010 with the ambitious goal of a five-year completion. Beck is charged with not only promoting adoption of the EHR among physicians and other providers, but guiding the overall strategy for improved clinical outcomes."
UpToDate is a critical part of CHP’s EHR rollout, providing EHR integration capabilities through an HL7 Infobutton. This integration allows healthcare provider organizations such as CHP to give clinicians easy and efficient access within their clinical workflow to the most current and authoritative information available on over 9,500 topics across 20 specialties. The HL7 Infobutton significantly streamlines the point-of-care decision-making process, saves valuable time and money and most importantly, improves the quality of patient care.
“Integrating UpToDate within the EHR allows Catholic Health Partners to deliver safer, more effective care and allows CHP to ‘make smart providers, smarter.’ There are always opportunities to expand our knowledge as providers, and this gives us the opportunity to do so at the point of care,” explains Dr. Beck.
For more information on the 2012 eHR Game Changers visit: http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/resource-center/?id=45325.
To learn more about UpToDate’s HL7 Infobutton Integration, visit http://bit.ly/OqTKO5 to access a webinar recording featuring Dr. Beck, “Setting the Standard for Care: HL7 Infobutton Integration.”
Dr. Beck is joined on the panel by Dr. Peter Bonis, CMO of UpToDate at Wolters Kluwer Health, and Dr. Howard Strasburg, Vice President, Medical Informatics, Wolters Kluwer Health.
UpToDate® is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions. More than 5,100 world-renowned physician authors, editors and peer reviewers use a rigorous editorial process to synthesize the most recent medical information into trusted, evidence-based recommendations that are proven to improve patient care and quality. More than 600,000 clinicians in 149 countries and almost 90% of academic medical centers in the United States rely on UpToDate to provide the best care. More than 30 research studies confirm UpToDate’s widespread usage and association with improved patient care and hospital performance, including reduced length of stay, adverse complications and mortality.
UpToDate is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion).