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ProVation Medical software named number one in Clinical Procedure Documentation category, 2008 KLAS Top 20 Report

Procedure documentation and coding solution takes top category honors for fourth consecutive year

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that ProVation MD software, from its ProVation Medical brand of products, has been designated Number One in the Clinical Procedure Documentation category of the 2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services report. KLAS, an independent healthcare IT vendor research firm, recognizes healthcare vendors for their leadership in working with customers to ensure satisfaction. ProVation Medical was named Number One in this category in the 2005 - 2007 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards reports as well.

The KLAS Category Leader ranking measures performance based on customer surveys and in-depth interviews and gauges insight into specific strengths, weaknesses and future expectations for companies and their products. This annual recognition assists medical facilities in providing an unbiased and accurate vehicle for measuring performance in the healthcare industry, allowing for further understanding of how well suppliers and products perform.

"From our staff of 30+ clinicians and coders to our rigorous development process and 24-hour, world class customer service, it is our mission to develop and support the best documentation and coding solutions on the market,” said Arvind Subramanian, President & CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions and ProVation Medical.

ProVation® MD software for procedure documentation and coding compliance replaces dictation/transcription and streamlines the coding and billing process. Driven by deep medical content, ProVation MD allows clinicians to quickly and completely document medical procedures and apply the appropriate CPT and ICD codes, as well as CCI edits. ProVation is currently used by thousands of clinicians at more than 600 hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, in specialties including Cardiology, ENT, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Plastic Surgery, Pulmonology and Urology.

“Now more than ever, healthcare institutions are seeking IT solutions that streamline processes and positively impact the bottom line, freeing valuable resources for investment into enhanced quality of care and patient safety,” said Subramanian. “By eliminating transcription and tying documentation to reimbursement codes, ProVation software provides a solid return on investment through the reduction of operating costs and the recovery of previously lost revenue. Our commitment to our clients means supporting their financial health, so they can focus completely on the health and well-being of their patients.”

About ProVation Medical 
ProVation Medical is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks, such as Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Facts & Comparisons; electronic information providers, such as Ovid Technologies, Medi-Span and ProVation Medical; and pharmaceutical information providers Adis International and Source.

Wolters Kluwer Health is a division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company with annual revenues (2006) of €3.7 billion and approximately 19,900 employees worldwide.

ProVation Medical provides solutions that significantly enhance efficiency and decrease costs per medical procedure. ProVation MD & MultiCaregiver software replaces dictation/transcription and paper charting, producing medically rich, complete, image- and diagram-enhanced documentation for clinical procedures. The result is complete documentation that seamlessly interfaces with the hospital’s electronic health record to provide better communication between healthcare providers, reduce paperwork and help with tracking of outcomes and patient care.

About KLAS
KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS’ mission is to improve delivery, by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our healthcare provider partners, consultants, investors, and vendors. Working together with executives from over 4500 hospitals and over 2500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends, and statistics, which provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures performance of software, professional services, and medical equipment vendors. For more information, go to, email, or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative. ©2008 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.