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[February 27, 2013]

Wolters Kluwer Health Introduces ProVation Care Plans, powered by Lippincott's Nursing Solutions

MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today the introduction of ProVation® Care Plans, powered by Lippincott's Nursing Solutions, a robust software solution that provides nurses and allied health professionals with the tools they need to create, customize and maintain evidence-based interdisciplinary care plans.

ProVation Care Plans, powered by Lippincott's Nursing Solutions offers evidence-based care plans developed by the expert Lippincott's Nursing Solutions team and its network of hundreds of practicing clinicians. Combined with the dynamic ProVation software, it allows hospitals to define and maintain a custom care plans library while adhering to industry-accepted nursing and medical diagnoses, goals and interventions. ProVation Care Plans supports the care plan customization process, utilizing a full suite of embedded links to online, evidence-based practice content from Lippincott's Nursing Solutions.

Created in partnership with Lippincott's Nursing Solutions, the leading international provider of online evidence-based practice workflow products, customers can customize care plan templates and then import them into their electronic medical record (EMR) system for clinicians to use as a basis for care. When combined with full access to the Lippincott's Nursing Solutions product suite, clinicians can, at the point of care through their EMR, directly access both care plan information and all accompanying evidence-based content needed to effectively manage care. The total solution provides the latest evidence-based practice at the bedside, which supports the providers' need to improve their performance measures and quality indicators, helping health systems better manage patient care.

"By providing nurses with clinical information and best practices alongside the care plans, we are making evidence-based practice actionable to the patient-centric care process," said Judy McCann, Chief Nurse, Lippincott's Nursing Solutions, Wolters Kluwer Health. "This allows orgaizations across the continuum of care to realize the benefits of improved quality, standardized care, reduced costs, and reduced adverse events."


Driven by the best available evidence from Lippincott's Nursing Solutions, UpToDate® and Ovid MEDLINE®, ProVation Care Plans ensure that interdisciplinary care teams have the information they need to enhance clinical practice and demonstrate compliance with credentialing and standards for the Joint Commission and other regulatory bodies. Complete with a database of more than 270 evidence-based care plans, including reference links to online resources of current best practices, quality and safety measures, treatments, drug information and diagnostic tests, ProVation Care Plans allows hospitals to drive clinical consensus on standards of care and extend the reach of evidence-based practice across the organization.

"By combining powerful software with trusted clinical content, ProVation Care Plans, powered by Lippincott's Nursing Solutions provides nurses and allied health professionals with the information they need to enhance care outcomes and drive interdisciplinary, evidence-based care that can be easily documented within the organization's EMR," said Mike Haldane, Vice President and General Manager, Clinical Documentation, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. "We are pleased to unveil this solution and partnership and are confident the offering will provide organizations with the tools they need to streamline development and maintenance of care plans."

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.


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