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30th Year
Health Management
Pioneers in Healthcare IT
of Publishing Excellence


Increasing ROI from EMR/CPOE
Trusted clinical content and advanced decision support drive outcomes

Informatics technologies

NEW PDF In addition to a comprehensive set of software solutions,
Wolters Kluwer Health offers advanced capabilities and in-

chieving the levels of integration and clinician
adoption necessary to meet the standards of
meaningful use, drive improved outcomes and
accelerate the return on HIT investments are the
terfaces that facilitate rapid integration of medical content
most signifi cant challenges provider organizations face. and CDS with CPOE/EMR. Technologies feature controlled
Success requires the application of advanced informatics data structures to maintain integrity across versions, enabling
technologies that push clinical content and tools into EMR/ complex data maintenance and advanced functionality such as
CPOE systems, enabling point-of-care access to intuitive CDS. fl exible rules for merging multiple data sets, intuitive anticipa-
Integrating order sets, care plans, drug information and other tory interfaces and advanced text rendering.
decision support with easy access to trusted medical evidence For example, the Order Set-CPOE Integration Platform
creates a powerful system that clinicians embrace. This is enables exporting of content sets from an order sets applica-
especially true when CDS fi ts seamlessly into existing clinical tion, maps them according to standard terminology, codes
work fl ows and includes productivity-enhancing tools. and/or proprietary system languages, and imports them into
Wolters Kluwer Health recognizes that aligning these key CPOE with minimal reformatting or manual intervention. It
pieces of the HIT puzzle is critical for organizations to effec- also enables restructuring of paper-based order sets or those
tively advance the practice of evidence-based medicine and residing in a legacy or other electronic environment for auto-
realize the resultant clinical and fi nancial benefi ts. That is why mated importing into CPOE.
the company has implemented a three-pronged approach of Another key technology is the Order Set Updating &
content-driven software, informatics technologies and infor- Maintenance Tool, which automates monitoring of support-
matics managed services that leverage the industry’s most ing medical evidence. It integrates the UpToDate Practice-
trusted clinical content and advanced CDS to drive tangible Changing Update feature with a user-friendly tool that enables
results. comparisons between current and recommended orders and
calls attention to new evidence impacting existing order sets
Content-driven software
and care plans.
Built upon an unmatched clinical content framework and
Other technologies include: Order Catalog Integration
developed by and for clinicians, Wolters Kluwer Health’s point-
Platform; CDS InfoButton; HL7, Custom and Clinical Device
of-care software advances the practice of evidence-based
Interfaces; Structured Documentation and Text Rendering
medicine by touching every aspect of the patient encounter.
Engine; CDS Rules Platform; Computable Guidelines Engine;
It brings together the full spectrum of best practices, trusted
and Clinical Data Collection/Reporting Tools.

clinical content and intuitive CDS tools.
At the heart of the company’s offerings is UpToDate®, the Informatics managed services

industry’s foremost evidence-based clinical information re- The third tier for maximizing EMR/CPOE investments in-
source. Maintained by more than 4,000 physician authors and volves applying deep clinical and informatics expertise to help

editors and used by more than 360,000 clinicians worldwide client organizations evaluate needs, establish and maintain
to effi ciently answer questions, make diagnoses, create treat- clinical processes, guidelines and rules, and manage integra-

ment plans and share information, UpToDate covers more than tion of decision support functions into health IT systems.
7,700 topics in 15 medical specialties. All topics are subject to Most engagements begin with a CDS Audit, a comprehen-
rigorous peer review and are continuously updated. sive analysis of an organization’s processes, procedures, tools

PROD MGR UpToDate’s superior clinical content combines with the and utilization rates with regards to Core Measures and other
best-of-breed technology platform from ProVation Medical to key quality/outcomes measures. This provides the foundation
form the backbone of another key solution: ProVation Order for recommendations on how to improve utilization of CDS to
Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support. An actionable, better meet established goals.
evidence-based order set authoring and management solu- Wolters Kluwer Health’s experts also provide terminolo-
tion, ProVation Order Sets is designed for use in both elec- gies, crosswalk and mapping; order set creation, clinical
tronic and paper-based environments and provides complete integrity checks and maintenance; order catalog creation and
integration with most EMRs. maintenance; and clinical content creation. Also available are
Nelson Publishing In addition to simplifying development of custom order consulting services to help improve QI/regulatory measures,
as well as to create, implement and maintain disease man-
2500 Tamiami Tr N
sets, ProVation Order Sets includes hundreds of predefi ned
content modules spanning emergency, inpatient and outpatient agement guidelines.
Nokomis, FL 342755 settings for adult and pediatric patients across many medi- Ultimately, the success of any HIT strategy lies with its
ability to drive improved clinical outcomes. With its innova-
cal specialties. It also provides supporting links to evidence
and CDS from multiple sources, including UpToDate, and tive, clinician-centered approach to delivering point-of-care
automated evidence monitoring to ensure ongoing validity of medical content and intuitive CDS that does not disrupt clini-
existing order sets. cal workfl ows, Wolters Kluwer Health helps ensure its clients
Other tools include: ProVation Care Plans, Medi-Span, achieve those outcomes – and a maximum overall return on
Facts & Comparisons, ProVation MD and ProVation Multi- their technology investments.
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