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Wolters Kluwer Focuses on Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes at the 2018 ANCC Magnet Conference

Chief Nurse Ann Dabrow Woods presents on October 24, 2018

October 24, 2018 – Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today that the Chief Nurse of Health Learning, Research and Practice, Anne Dabrow Woods, will explore the critical role nurses play in addressing the global challenge of care variability and how it impacts patient outcomes at the 2018 ANCC National Magnet Conference. The thought leadership educational vendor session, “Improving Healthcare Outcomes—The Business of Caring for People,” outlines three effective ways healthcare practitioners can access information to put clinical evidence into practice. The presentation takes place on October 24, 2018 at 1 p.m.

When care variation exists in hospitals and healthcare systems, institutions face added challenges to meet reimbursable quality measures and provide optimal patient outcomes. Drawing from a recently authored white paper, Using the Best Available Evidence for the Business of Healthcare, Woods will discuss key factors that affect clinical care variation while demonstrating the need for standardized, coordinated care across the U.S. healthcare industry.

Woods will also outline specific, proven steps, including implementation of advanced clinical decision support, that healthcare organizations can take to decrease variability in decision-making at the point of care. For instance, a recent Rockburn Institute study outlined in the white paper how use of nursing decision support tools at the bedside dramatically improved hospital Value-Based Purchasing performance scores.

“Healthcare systems may vary from country to country, but their overall goals are the same—to provide the highest quality, most cost-effective evidence-based care to improve patient outcomes,” said Woods, DNP, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, FAAN. “Healthcare is the business of caring for people, and Wolters Kluwer is committed to equipping nurses with readily accessible tools and the best evidence. We owe it to our patients to provide the highest standards of care quality to optimize their experience.”

Sponsored by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Magnet Conference is the largest nursing conference in the United States, offering more than 70 concurrent sessions in addition to daily general sessions. Including pre-conference events, attendees can earn 46.75 continued nursing education (CNE) credits. The event takes place October 24-26 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

To learn more about Woods’ presentation, please Wolters Kluwer in Booth #568 during the conference. A copy of the white paper, Using the Best Available Evidence for the Business of Healthcare, can be downloaded here:


About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global provider of professional information, software solutions, and services for physicians, nurses, accountants, lawyers, tax specialists, and finance, audit, compliance, and regulatory sectors.

The company provides expert solutions - a combination of deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services - that help professionals navigate change, solve complex problems, and deliver impact in their respective fields.

Headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, Wolters Kluwer holds market-leading positions in 40 countries globally, represents customers across 180 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide. In 2017, it reported annual revenues of €4.4 billion.

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