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 Wolters Kluwer Health Helps Healthcare Institutions Become a JBI-Endorsed Evidence-Based Organization

New Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Management and Assessment Tools Now Available Exclusively through Ovid

New York, NY (February 11, 2013) – Wolters Kluwer Health, the exclusive distribution channel for the Joanna Briggs Institute’s (JBI) complete evidence-based practice (EBP) resources, now supports healthcare institutions who want to attain JBI’s Endorsement program promoting high standards of evidence-based practice and policy. The addition of JBI’s EBP Management and Assessment tools on the Ovid platform makes it easier for institutions to facilitate the adoption of their EBP practice and evaluate and measure engagement on performance and patient outcomes.

Managed and administered by JBI, the program follows a set of endorsement criteria that demonstrate an institution’s commitment to the ongoing maintenance and enhancement of high quality service delivery based on an evidence-based approach to health care practice. Organizations that carry the JBI endorsement can demonstrate—to patients and their families, staff members, and the community-at-large—that their achievements in healthcare practice have been recognized by a body independent to their accrediting body and one that is widely regarded as world- leading and innovative voice in the advancement of evidence-based practice.

With JBI’s complete EBP solution on Ovid, institutions globally have greater access to a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary suite of content and tools to help their healthcare providers adopt, translate and implement evidence into practice. JBI’s suite of 10 tools is designed to assist stakeholders throughout the process from evidence appraisal, synthesis and implementation to evaluation of patient outcomes. The tools include:

  • JBI TAP (Thematic Analysis Program) — Supports researchers in  the synthesis of  qualitative studies analysis
  • JBI CAN–IMPLEMENT — Guides in the adaptation of EBP guidelines for local use
  • JBI Journal Club — Provides group learning and discussion on  appraising research articles
  • JBI RAPID (Rapid Appraisal Protocol Internet Database) — A tool for healthcare providers and researchers to use to rapidly appraise a research study and determine if it should be implemented in practice
  • JBI SUMARI (System for the Unified Management of the Assessment and Review of Information) — A rigorous evidence synthesis system to be used to develop systematic reviews
  • JBI PACES (Practical Application of Clinical Evidence System) — A clinical audit system to be used by healthcare providers at point of care
  • JBI POOL (Patient Outcomes Online) and JBI COOL (Client Outcomes Online) — Easy-to-use tools for the collection and storage of patient/client outcomes data
  • JBI Manual Builder — Helps users build an evidence-based clinical manual
  • JBI Pamphlet Builder — Enables healthcare providers to assemble evidence-based information pamphlets for patients

More information about the JBI Complete Resources and the JBI Endorsement program is available on Ovid’s website here.

About the Joanna Briggs Institute
The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is an internationally renowned research and development unit within the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Adelaide, Australia. The Institute collaborates internationally with over 70 entities and groups located across the world to improve health care outcomes globally. The JBI approach to evidence-based health care is unique. JBI considers evidence-based health care at point-of-contact with patients or clients to be reliant on the research evidence, the context in which care is delivered, individual patient/client preference and the professional judgment of the health professional.

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 traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools, journals and textbooks, such as Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; and electronic information providers, such as Ovid®, UpToDate®, Medi-Span®, Medknow, Facts & Comparisons®, Pharmacy OneSource® and ProVation® Medical.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer has 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

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