MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Dec. 22, 2010  Wolters Kluwer Health, a global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that its ProVation MD software received top ranking in the Clinical Procedure Documentation Category of the 2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services report. This marks the sixth consecutive year ProVation MD has been ranked Number One by KLAS, an independent healthcare IT vendor research firm that recognizes healthcare vendors for their leadership in working with customers to ensure satisfaction.

The KLAS Category Leader ranking measures performance based on customer surveys and in-depth interviews and gauges insight into specific strengths, weaknesses and future expectations for companies and their products. This annual recognition assists medical facilities in providing an unbiased and accurate vehicle for measuring performance in the healthcare industry, allowing for further understanding of how well suppliers and products perform.

ProVation MD replaces dictation/transcription and streamlines the coding and billing process. Driven by deep medical content, ProVation MD allows clinicians to quickly and completely document medical procedures and apply the appropriate CPT and ICD codes, as well as CCI edits. ProVation is currently used by thousands of clinicians at more than 850 hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in specialties, including cardiology, ENT, gastroenterology, general surgery, gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pain management, plastic surgery, pulmonology and urology.

Terms of the transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, were not disclosed.