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Point of care information for health care professionals.

Clinical Solutions

Clinical Solutions fills the significant gap that exists in clinical systems with integrated point of care clinical decision support, drug information, patient surveillance, disease management and intuitive documentation, terminology and coding solutions that embed seamlessly into clinical and pharmacy workflows. We bring together deep original content, advanced clinical knowledge management and best-of-breed applications to deliver high clinical value through improved care quality, patient safety and clinical productivity.

Our offerings bridge multiple care settings, including hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, physicians’ offices and retail pharmacies, and are integrated via common processes, systems and highly motivated and experienced people. Designed by clinicians for clinicians, our products are supported by our in-house staff of 91 physicians, 56 pharmacists, and 26 nurses and reimbursement and coding experts and a 5,100-member external medical content authoring network. Our domain experts work closely with highly specialized software engineering teams, process-driven service teams and consultative sales professionals to ensure a very positive customer experience with world-class, market-leading products.

Clinical Solutions is composed of 4 functional operating units and our research arm, Innovation Lab.

Clinical Decision Support
UpToDate® is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support system which clinicians trust to make the right decisions at the point of care. 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 700,000 clinicians in 158 countries and almost 90% of academic medical centers in the US rely on UpToDate. More than 30 research studies confirm that widespread usage of UpToDate is associated with improved patient care and hospital performance, including reduced length of stay, adverse complications and mortality.

Clinical Documentation
ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, is an easily customizable order set authoring and management solution that provides flexible integration into clinical processes to streamline the delivery of standardized care for improved patient safety, outcomes, clinician performance and regulatory compliance. Built upon the award-winning, clinician-designed technology platform of ProVation MD, ProVation Order Sets offer automatic linking to the superior clinical decision support content of UpToDate, the resource of choice for more than 700,000 clinicians worldwide.  Its innovative One Click Updates tool delivers continuous updates to clinical content and medical evidence and highlights new recommendations that may change usual clinical practice. Enabled by a unique, structured approach to data management, One Click Updates alerts end users to evidence that may trigger the need to modify particular order sets and then allows them to review recommended updates and apply them across multiple order sets in a single step.

ProVation® Care Plans, powered by Lippincott’s Nursing Solutions, provides evidence-based interdisciplinary care plans to hospital nurses and allied health professionals for use when treating patients and documenting their EMR. Created in partnership with Lippincott's Nursing Solutions, the leading international provider of online evidence-based nursing information, Care Plans helps drive clinical consensus on standards of care while adhering to industry-accepted nursing and medical diagnoses, goals and interventions. It comes with a database of more than 270 care plans, including reference links to online resources of current best-practices, quality and safety measures, treatments, drug information and diagnostic tests.

ProVation® MD provides Best in KLAS software solutions for ambulatory surgery centers, hospitals and health systems that streamline point of care procedural documentation across multiple specialties, while improving the accuracy of medical coding to accelerate revenue recovery. Driven by deep medical content and developed by an in-house team of clinicians and coders, ProVation MD leads clinicians quickly and efficiently through the documentation process with intuitive navigation that produces complete coding-ready and image-enhanced documentation. It automatically ties procedure documentation to reimbursement coding, ultimately resulting in greater efficiency, increased profitability and clinician satisfaction. ProVation MD seamlessly interfaces with other IT systems and offers robust data reporting and analysis for Quality Indicators, PQRS, pay-for-performance and other reporting initiatives.

ProVation® MultiCaregiver replaces paper charting for perioperative documentation, creating an electronic patient record throughout the procedural continuum of care. Interfacing with vitals monitors, scheduling and patient demographic systems, MultiCaregiver allows nurses, anesthesiologists and other caregivers to quickly and accurately document care. It decreases time and cost for documentation, reporting and management, thereby allowing for greater workflow efficiency, documentation compliance and increased revenue, while allowing for easy compliance with facility requirements or regulatory bodies like The Joint Commission or OIG.

Clinical Drug Information
Lexicomp® provides drug reference and data solutions for the healthcare industry, featuring trusted drug information that is accessible online, on the latest Smartphone/PDA devices and through integration with health information systems. Pharmacists, physicians, nurses and dentists worldwide depend on its comprehensive, point of care information to enhance medication safety, improve patient outcomes and increase efficiency. . An extensive library of print titles is also available. Lexicomp® Online is the only solution offering three drug information resources—Lexicomp, Facts & Comparisons and AHFS—in a single, comprehensive online solution to meet the needs of pharmacists, physicians, and nurses.

Medi-Span® provides prescription drug information and drug interactions database solutions for thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide. With more than 35 years of experience, Medi-Span offers authoritative adverse drug reactions information and drug contraindications data in a variety of formats, including clinical decision support and disease suite modules, application programming interfaces and stand-alone software applications. Price Rx® is a web-based application delivers quick and easy access to Medi-Span's Master Drug Database (MDDB®) for pricing benchmarks and product information to meet drug pricing analysis and reporting needs.

Facts & Comparisons® provides reliable drug information to meet the needs of retail pharmacy, payers and pharmacy benefit managers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and academia. Known for its comparative charts and tables, unbiased and comprehensive drug information, Facts & Comparisons has been used by pharmacists for more than 65 years in formats that include print, online, and mobile. Facts & Comparisons® eAnswers, an interactive online drug application, provides relevant and updated drug information to assist with drug interaction screening, drug identification, patient counseling, and medication therapy management, and much more.

Medicom®, located in the city of Chengdu in the Sichuan Province, has a strong footprint in the China healthcare market, providing drug information and services. Its products and services are highly complementary to those of Wolters Kluwer Health's Clinical Solutions business, which offers healthcare professionals fast access to evidence-based medical information that helps clinicians effectively manage patient care on a daily basis. The combined offering creates a robust library of clinical content not previously available in China that physicians can access at the point of learning as well as at the point of care with patients.

Clinical Informatics & Surveillance
Pharmacy OneSource® solutions help clinical leaders at more than 1,200 healthcare organizations, including more than 70 of the top 100 hospital networks, efficiently achieve their goals of improving patient safety, clinical outcomes and financial performance. Web-based HIPAA-compliant solutions including Sentri7®Simplifi 797®, MedBoard®, Quantifi®, Schedule OneSource TM, Veriform®, and Amplifi® help clients achieve these goals by facilitating advanced patient surveillance, enhancing regulatory compliance, streamlining pharmacy workflows, increasing efficiencies, and improving medication tracking and management.

Health Language® provides leading healthcare terminology management solutions and professional services that normalize all data within a healthcare organization into standardized code sets such as ICD-10, SNOMED CT® and LOINC®. By establishing a data infrastructure in which disparate information is fully integrated, advanced Language Engine and supporting tools enable healthcare providers and payers worldwide to simplify the management and analysis of critical patient, financial and operational information. This, backed by a team of HIM experts who support the integration process, helps hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations overcome industry challenges such as Meaningful Use, ICD-10 and health information exchange.

Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab is focused on developing next-generation products that solve customers’ problems and add value to their organizations. Following a carefully defined research and development process that includes engaging customers to test concepts and provide feedback on emerging ideas, Innovation Lab accelerates the innovation process by quickly iterating on product concepts without the constraints of a fully commercialized product.

The initial focus is on development of an integrated disease management platform that brings together all of the systems necessary to impact care, including content, applications and change management services to increase quality while lowering costs. For example, our sepsis mortality reduction program focuses on early detection and applying best practices to treating the septic patient. In addition to reducing overall patient mortality, costs and lengths of stay, the goal of the program is to identify and address the top healthcare-associated infections (HAI) that drive sepsis mortality. It is a three-pronged approach that leverages EMR data in combination with mobile software, CDS driven by UpToDate®, Lexicomp®, ProVation® Order Sets, and Sentri7® and change management consulting services.

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