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Southcoast Health System to Deploy ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, in Three Hospitals

ProVation Order Sets offer the flexibility to link additional clinical resources based upon client needs and preferences

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Southcoast Health System has selected  ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, as the electronic order set solution for its three-facility Southcoast Hospitals Group.

Based in New Bedford, Mass.,  Southcoast Health System is a not-for-profit, community-based health delivery system offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island. It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, Mass. St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham, Mass. Southcoast provides advanced clinical services, such as open heart surgery, angioplasty and heart rhythm services, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgery, weight loss surgery, orthopedic surgery, advanced imaging services and is the only provider of maternity services in the region.

ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, is an easily customizable order set authoring and management solution that provides flexible integration into clinical processes to streamline the delivery of standardized care for improved patient safety, outcomes, clinician performance and regulatory compliance. Built upon ProVation Medical’s award-winning, clinician-designed technology platform, ProVation Order Sets offer automatic linking to the superior clinical decision support content of  UpToDate, the resource of choice for more than 360,000 clinicians.

UpToDate covers more than 7,700 topics in 15 medical specialties and includes more than 80,000 pages of text and graphics, as well as links to Medline abstracts, more than 260,000 references and a drug database. Content is continuously reviewed and updated by physician editors and authors.

In addition to integrated links to UpToDate and other trusted sources of medical evidence, ProVation Order Sets offer the flexibility to link additional clinical resources based upon client needs and preferences. Further, to help facilities achieve the highest possible degree of automation, ProVation Order Sets feature vendor-neutral mapping and export capabilities that allow for flexible integration into any facility or vendor EMR or CPOE system.

“The hospitals of Southcoast Health System have earned national recognition for the quality of care provided to the diverse communities they serve, including the Joint Commission’s National Quality Approval award,” said Arvind Subramanian, President and CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions. “We are pleased that they have chosen to implement ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, to further enhance care quality and outcomes.”

About Wolters Kluwer Health 
Wolters Kluwer Health (Philadelphia, PA) is a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks, such as  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and  Facts & Comparisons®; and electronic information providers, such as  Ovid®UpToDate®Medi-Span® and  ProVation® Medical.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of  Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer had 2008 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.9 billion), employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 35 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Visit  www.wolterskluwer.com for information about our market positions, customers, brands, and organization.