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Wolters Kluwer Names Karen Kobelski to Head Clinical Surveillance, Compliance & Data Solutions

Wolters Kluwer today announced the promotion of Karen Kobelski to Vice President and General Manager for the Health Division’s new Clinical Surveillance, Compliance & Data Solutions business unit. Kobelski is responsible for market-leading solutions that provide clinical surveillance, risk detection and data normalization, which improve the quality of patient care, regulatory compliance and operational performance of organizations in the industry.

Kobelski brings more than 25 years of experience to her new position, which expands her previous leadership role over the Safety & Surveillance group to also include the Health Language portfolio of data normalization solutions. She is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of these businesses, a core component of which is delivering expert solutions into the healthcare market by leveraging the company’s deep clinical domain expertise with leading edge technologies.

“At Wolters Kluwer, Karen has become an expert in pharmacy compliance, medication management, early sepsis detection, and infection prevention solutions as well as clinical workflow optimization. These areas are critically important in today’s healthcare environment, where organizations are challenged to find innovative approaches to reducing costs, while improving patient safety and streamlining regulatory reporting and compliance,” said Diana Nole, CEO, Wolters Kluwer, Health. “Karen is a proven leader in driving growth through customer focused innovation and she is exceptionally well-suited to expand the impact our clinical technologies can have on suppporting customers seeking to navigate change, mitigate risks and improve process and care outcomes.”

Kobelski joined Wolters Kluwer in 2003 as Vice President, Operations Process Management for CT Corporation. Since then, she has served a variety of roles including General Manager of BizFilings and Vice President of Small Business Solutions for Corporate Legal Services. Within the Health Division, she was Vice President of Client Services for Pharmacy OneSource and most recently served as Vice President and General Manager of Safety & Surveillance.

A Six Sigma Black Belt, Kobelski holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.


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 18,600 people worldwide. In 2018, it reported annual revenues of €4.3 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 and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @WKHealth.

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