Press Releases

Wolters Kluwer Experts to Discuss ICD-10 Lessons Learned and Best Practices in Upcoming Complimentary Webinar

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, February 08, 2016.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that medical informatics experts from Health Language® will host a complimentary webinar to discuss best practices and lessons learned from the industry’s mammoth transition to ICD-10. Scheduled for February 9, 2016 at 1 p.m. EST, the event will provide insight into common ICD-10 clinical documentation challenges following the October 2015 go-live and solutions for improving reimbursement, reporting and patient tracking.

Sentri7 Earns Category Leader Designation for Clinical Decision Support-Surveillance in the 2015/2016 Best in KLAS Report

Posted in Press Releases on Friday, January 29, 2016.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that its Sentri7® solution has received the 2015/2016 Category Leader award for Clinical Decision Support-Surveillance in the 2015/2016 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report. The real-time clinical surveillance and decision support software previously earned the Category Leader designation in KLAS’ 2013 Best in KLAS report, which is conducted annually to rank the best-performing healthcare IT vendors in more than 100 market segments based on the aggregated experiences of thousands of healthcare providers.

Health Language Solutions to Drive Semantic Normalization for California Integrated Data Interchange

Posted in Press Releases on Friday, January 29, 2016.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today a partnership with HealthCore to provide data normalization services to the California Integrated Data Exchange (Cal INDEX™). Deployment of the Health Language® Enterprise Terminology Management Platform will ensure the integrity and semantic interoperability of data flowing through the statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE).

Wolters Kluwer Wins 113 New ProVation MD Customers in 2015, Driven by EndoWorks Retirement

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, January 21, 2016.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, signed agreements in 2015 to replace Olympus® EndoWorks® with ProVation® MD at 86 healthcare facilities – decisions influenced heavily by Olympus selecting ProVation MD as a preferred replacement for its endowriter software, which is being retired in 2018. Recognizing the opportunity presented by the Olympus announcement to standardize procedure documentation system-wide, several integrated delivery networks will also implement the industry-leading gastroenterology structured reporting software across GI suites in an additional 27 facilities.

Wolters Kluwer Partners with American Nurses Foundation and Penn Nursing on Mobile PTSD Toolkit App

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced the release of a mobile version of the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) toolkit from the American Nurses Foundation (ANF) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing). Developed by Lippincott Solutions, the free mobile app is designed to help nurses and other healthcare professionals gain rapid access to trusted PTSD information to support and inform care decisions.

PTSD is a serious mental disorder resulting from exposure to direct or indirect threat of death, serious injury or physical violence, including sexual violence. According to the National Center for PTSD, part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), approximately 8 million adults suffer from PTSD. It is a particularly significant mental health issue among veterans; more than 533,700 veterans with a primary or secondary diagnosis of PTSD received treatment through VA medical facilities in 2013.

“The PTSD Toolkit was designed to simplify the process of helping the nation’s veterans and military service members by making it easier for nurses and other clinicians to obtain trusted information and support tools,” said Kate Judge, Executive Director of the ANF. “A mobile version of the toolkit aligns with our mission to eliminate misinformation about PTSD and connect clinicians with the clinical references and training resources they need to make the best treatment decisions for their patients.”

Developed by ANF and Penn Nursing in response to Joining Forces, a nationwide initiative launched in 2011 by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to support service members, veterans, and their families, the PTSD Toolkit is a self-directed e-learning program designed to teach or reinforce nurses’ knowledge about the treatment of veterans with PTSD. It includes simulation tools based on real case studies that are designed to test treatment skills and practice interventions.

“PTSD is a complex disorder that is often accompanied by other equally devastating issues such as depression, anxiety, chronic pain, relationship problems, and substance abuse that can impact timely and accurate diagnosis,” said Jayne Marks, Vice President, Publishing, Wolters Kluwer, Health Learning, Research and Practice. “The PTSD Toolkit in app form provides nurses and other clinicians who work with patients who have or may have PTSD with immediate access to reliable information and simulations to help with diagnosis and treatment.”

The app version of the toolkit streamlines clinical workflows related to the care of PTSD patients. It helps improve care quality by providing clinicians with mobile access to valuable insight into the disorder, as well as a step-by-step process for diagnosing PTSD and the ability to request additional information that can be shared with others.

The PTSD toolkit app has been enhanced with nine topics from Lippincott Solutions, including Alcohol Withdrawal Management, Reality Orientation, Suicide Precautions, Family Therapy and Depression or Hostility Monitoring and Precautions. A series of comprehensive, integrated software applications from Wolters Kluwer that helps organizations make evidence actionable at the bedside, Lippincott Solutions includes advanced online workflow technology, current evidence-based clinical information, and professional development tools for the practicing nurse.

Available for Android™ and iOS platforms, the app is available for download from Google Play and the Apple Store, or visit www.LippincottSolutions.com/PTSD.

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer is a global leader in professional information services. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer's market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2014 annual revenues of €3.7 billion. The group serves customers in over 170 countries, and employs over 19,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry. For more information about our products and organization, visit www.wolterskluwerhealth.com, follow @WKHealth or @Wolters_Kluwer on Twitter, like us on Facebook, follow us on LinkedIn, or follow WoltersKluwerComms on YouTube.

About the American Nurses Foundation

The American Nurses Foundation (ANF) is the charitable and philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation’s 3.4 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. The Foundation supports programs that transform the nation’s health through the power of nursing.

About The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is one of the world’s leading schools of nursing and is ranked the #1 graduate nursing school in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. Penn Nursing is consistently among the nation’s top recipients of nursing research funding from the National Institutes of Health and prepares nurse scientists and nurse leaders to meet the health needs of a global society through research, education, and practice.

For more information about Penn Nursing, visit www.nursing.upenn.edu, follow @PennNursing and @PennNursingDean on Twitter, like us on Facebook and Instagram, and follow us on LinkedIn.

OncoTAb to Present Details of Blood Test for Early Detection of Breast Cancer at the 9th Annual OneMedForum

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.

OncoTAb, Inc., a University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) spin-out company, announced that CEO Rahul Puri will present the study findings of a non-invasive blood test to aid in the early detection of breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue at the 9th Annual OneMedForum in San Francisco. The presentation will take place today, January 12 at 2:45 p.m. and again on January 13 at 11:00 a.m. at the San Francisco Marriot Marquis.

Wolters Kluwer Expands UpToDate with Primary Care Sports Medicine

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, January 04, 2016.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that it has added primary care sports medicine to UpToDate®, its evidence-based clinical decision support resource, marking the 23rd medical specialty available to subscribing clinicians and healthcare institutions around the world.

Medicat Chooses Wolters Kluwer Clinical Content and Terminology Management Solutions to Bolster Patient Health Management Offering

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, December 17, 2015.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry is pleased to announce that Medicat has chosen its suite of clinical content and terminology management solutions to enhance functionality in its Patient Health Management offering. Specifically, the comprehensive health solution for colleges and universities will now feature the Workflow Enhancing Search offering from Health Language® and the Integrated Patient Education solution.

Wolters Kluwer Health Announces Launch of UpToDate Anywhere in Italy

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, December 17, 2015.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today the launch of UpToDate® Anywhere in Italy. UpToDate Anywhere enables hospitals and healthcare organizations to provide clinicians with mobile and EHR-based access to UpToDate, the acclaimed evidence-based clinical decision support resource. UpToDate Anywhere expands the availability of this trusted resource to smartphones and tablets, providing clinicians fast, consistent access at any location.

Indonesia’s Dr. Soetomo Academic Medical Center Hospital Uses UpToDate to Support JCI Accreditation and Patient Safety Efforts

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, December 08, 2015.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that Dr. Soetomo Academic Medical Center Hospital (RSUD Dr. Soetomo) in Surabaya has expanded access to UpToDate® to ensure clinicians throughout the hospital can use the acclaimed resource for clinical decision-making. The hospital-wide subscription plays an essential role in the hospital’s efforts to secure JCI accreditation.

Wolters Kluwer Delivers Expanded ICD-10 Remediation Capabilities for Post-Transition Success

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, December 03, 2015.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, has released additional ICD-10 remediation capabilities that enable payers and providers to build a solid foundation for long-term clinical, financial, and operational success in a post ICD-10 environment. The enhancements are included in the latest version of LEAP I-10, part of the Health Language® family of services and solutions.

Wolters Kluwer to Discuss Role of Terminology Management in Successful Population Health Management and Analytics at Annual AHIMA Convention

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, December 03, 2015.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that Health Language experts will lead a breakout session titled “A Strategic Approach to Terminology Management Challenges in Population Health and Analytics” at the 87th Annual AHIMA Convention and Exhibit. Stephen Ross, M.D., Medical Informatics Specialist, and Brian Laberge, Director of Client Services Strategy, will discuss the critical role terminology management strategies play in achieving success with population health management (PHM) and data analytics.

UpToDate Recognized by Belgium’s INAMI/RIZIV as Continuing Medical Education Resource

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, December 03, 2015.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that UpToDate®, its acclaimed clinical decision support resource, is accepted as a Continuing Medical Education (CME)/Continuing Professional Development (CPD) resource by Belgium’s National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (l’Institut National d'Assurance Maladie Invalidité (INAMI) / Rijksinstituut voor Ziekte- en Invaliditeitsverzekering (RIZIV)). Physicians in Belgium can earn CME/CPD credits while using UpToDate to answer clinical questions.

Wolters Kluwer, American Heart Association Extend Long-Term Publishing Partnership

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, December 03, 2015.

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced it has extended its successful publishing partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA). In place for nearly two decades, the longstanding partnership has evolved beyond traditional print publishing to include web and mobile platforms, as well as open access.

Wolters Kluwer Launches Lippincott CoursePoint+ to Assist Nursing Schools in Preparing Students to Effectively Transition to Practice

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

Growing demand for more accessible and blended learning, the emergence of adaptive learning, and increased adoption of learning analytics are transforming the higher education landscape, according to the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition. In addition, a recent survey conducted by Wolters Kluwer of nursing school Deans identified computer-aided simulations, educational EHRs, and adaptive quizzing as growing requirements to Nursing School programs.