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Wolters Kluwer Joins Healthcare Services Platform Consortium to Advance HIT Interoperability Roadmap and Improve Patient Care

Wolters Kluwer, Health Wolters Kluwer Health IT Interoperabilityannounced today that it will collaborate with the Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC) to accelerate the non-profit’s mission of solving the interoperability challenge in healthcare. A focal point of current industry initiatives, the advancement of IT standards and interoperable frameworks holds the keys to unlocking the full potential of artificial intelligence, patient information and digital knowledge resources for better care delivery.

A leading industry collaborative, HSPC brings together providers, vendors and public and private stakeholders to tackle barriers to meaningful exchange of health information. Since 2013, the organization has worked to speed the realization of healthcare’s big data promise through an open marketplace of interoperable applications, content and services designed to shorten development cycles for next-generation solutions. Clinical and informatics experts with Wolters Kluwer, Health will join more than 270 HSPC contributors to help healthcare organizations align their IT strategy and investment with broader initiatives focused on better care coordination, clinical pathways and patient experience.

“HSPC is committed to resetting healthcare’s costly quest for interoperability through provider-level collaboration that draws from a shared platform community that help promote innovation,” said Oscar Diaz, CEO with HSPC. “Our work with Wolters Kluwer moves us one step closer to achieving our mission of improving health outcomes and quality through this vibrant, open ecosystem.”

The consortium will benefit from the Wolters Kluwer’s experience in terminology and knowledge based management solutions and clinical expertise to help the HSPC community deliver capabilities that unlock data silos and enable complete, accurate real-time and on demand access to healthcare information for reliable analytics, decision support and workflow based applications.

“Interoperability remains one of healthcare’s greatest opportunities and challenges and pioneering new solutions will take industry-wide collaboration,” said Diana Nole, CEO, Wolters Kluwer, Health. “We hope that by working together with the HSPC community, we can help healthcare extract greater value from its immense data assets to achieve increased clinical effectiveness by improving patient outcomes while driving down unsustainable healthcare costs.”

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.

Wolters Kluwer provides trusted clinical technology and evidence-based solutions that engage clinicians, patients, researchers and students with advanced clinical decision support, learning and research and clinical intelligence. For more information about our solutions, visit http://healthclarity.wolterskluwer.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @WKHealth.