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Lakeland Health Selects ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Lakeland Health has selected ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, as its clinical content management system. The HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 healthcare organization and 2014 HIMSS Davies Award winner will leverage ProVation Order Sets to advance CPOE utilization and facilitate a more rigorous approach to maintaining evidence-based order sets.

Serving patients throughout the southwest region of Michigan, Lakeland Health is a not-for-profit community-owned health system comprising three hospitals, an outpatient surgery center, a regional cancer center, rehabilitation centers, two long-term care residences, home care and hospice services, and 34 affiliate physician practice locations. It is among just 3% of hospitals nationwide to achieve Stage 7 of the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM), the pinnacle goal where paper charts are no longer used for care delivery.

"Lakeland Health prides itself on offering an integrated system of care that adheres to the highest standards of care quality and patient safety and satisfaction. To maintain this level of excellence, it is imperative to provide our clinicians with point of care access to the most accurate and current clinical decision support tools," said Dr. Dennis Thompson, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Lakeland Health. "ProVation Order Sets delivers the clinical content management infrastructure needed to support efficient, evidence-based clinical workflows for optimal care outcomes."

A central component of a healthcare organization's care quality and core measures improvement strategy, ProVation Order Sets improves patient outcomes and quality of care by providing evidence-based order set templates co-developed with the editors of UpToDate. Customers achieve a return on investment through lower costs of care and the efficiencies of an intelligent clinical content management system. ProVation Order Sets also contains over 11,000 unbreakable links to UpToDate, the resource of choice for more than 1 million users worldwide.

"Clinical content strategies that address standardization of the latest industry evidence to drive quality improvements and enhance care delivery and outcomes are paramount to success within today's continuously evolving value-based healthcare landscape," said David Del Toro, Vice President and General Manager, Clinical Documentation, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. "ProVation Order Sets is steadfast in its commitment to addressing the challenges confronting healthcare organizations that intend to succeed under these complex initiatives. We are pleased that an industry leader like Lakeland Health recognizes the value ProVation Order Sets can deliver."

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