British Columbia’s Divisions of Family Practice Selects UpToDate as its Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Support System of Choice

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

Waltham, MA – (March 12, 2013) – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that British Columbia’s Divisions of Family Practice has selected UpToDate® as its evidence-based clinical decision support system. By integrating UpToDate into its member portal, the organization’s 4,000 practitioners can access the latest evidence-based information at the point of care and accrue Main-Pro CMS credits for each search performed.

“The use of evidence-based decision support at the point of care has been proven to positively impact clinical decision-making and management,” said Dr. Brian Evoy, executive lead, Divisions of Family Practice. “When we asked our members what we could offer to better support their needs, the overwhelming response was UpToDate. It was the natural choice for our organization.”

Divisions of Family Practice is a community-based group of family physicians working together to achieve common healthcare goals. The initiative supports 32 non-profit agencies, including most family practices in British Columbia, encompassing 127 communities. The Divisions of Family Practice is focused on improving patient care, increasing family physicians’ influence on healthcare delivery and policy, and providing professional satisfaction for physicians.

“UpToDate is an integral part of clinical workflows in institutions and clinical practices worldwide, including thousands of clinicians in British Columbia,” said Denise Basow, M.D., Vice President/General Manager and Editor-in-Chief, UpToDate at Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. “We look forward to furthering the mission of the Divisions of Family Practice to provide high quality patient care.”

About UpToDate

UpToDate® is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical knowledge system which clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions. UpToDate’s 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 U.S. rely on UpToDate, and 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 2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion).

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